Sherry Irvine grew up and was educated in Canada, England
and the USA. Her history degree is from Queen's University, Canada,
and her post-graduate degree from the University of Illinois.
She has taught genealogy courses since 1984.
In 1993 her first book was published, Your English Ancestry:
A Guide for North Americans (Ancestry). A second book, Your
Scottish Ancestry: A Guide for North Americans (also issued
by Ancestry) became available early in 1997.
Irvine lectures at major conferences in Canada and the United
States, and for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research
at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She established Interlink
Bookshop and Genealogical Services in Victroria, BC, Canada,
in 1988 to provide finding aids, maps, research books and consulting
services for those doing British and Irish research. In addition,
she leads research tours to Britain and is the editor of the
Newsletter of the International Society for British Genealogy
and Family History. In 1997 she was elected to the Board of Trustees
of the Association of Professional Genealogists.