The Dead Sleuth.

DEAD – adjective.

No longer alive.

SLEUTH – noun.

A person who investigates mysteries.

As a professional genealogist with an interest in tombstone symbolism – Tee Bylo is a seeker of elusive ancestors and a wanderer of graveyards.

With her passion for family history, storytelling and Victorian crime – Tee is the creative director for The Polite Tourist which offers unique walks through the unquiet streets of York, Scarboro’ and beyond.

A fierce admirer of the poet Lord Byron – Tee is the author of the blog The Regency Recondite and the curator for Nicole Brown Simpson Remembered.

Tee is also a sometime artist and her work includes ‘Small Worlds’ in 12th scale and figurative clay sculpture.

Tee resides among the many ghosts of her home town in the ancient City of York.

The genealogist.

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”

~ Bernard Shaw

Is there a genealogical riddle or even an absurdity which has you intrigued or perplexed?

With access to the local repositories and archives throughout North Yorkshire – I love working with those who wish to solve the mysteries of their family history.

Or are you in search of that final resting place of an ancestor from the town of Scarboro’, the ancient City of York or beyond?

As a professional genealogist with an interest in tombstone symbolism – I could be just THE family history sleuth you need by your side.

#DeadSleuth #YorkyHistoryLass #RegencyRecondite

The grave hunter.

Have you ever heard the one about how there are only two things that are certain to us?

The first one being that we are all subject to some form of taxation and the second is that one day we WILL all die.

As a genealogical researcher my time is usually spent grappling with the mystery of death.

And if I’m not in search of a missing ancestor or researching another life long lost to history – I will be poring over the details on a newly discovered and often indecipherable certificate of death or trawling through the parish records in search of a burial entry.

Being able to locate the final resting place of those from my research endeavours has always been an important task and an unsuccessful search is disappointing as the final piece of the jigsaw remains missing.

However, if you struggle with the thought of death and have no wish to contemplate – MY world is probably NOT for you!

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Tee’s tip jar!

As every penny I earn keeps me happy with access to genealogical research, parish records, newspaper archives, and probate deeds along with precious opportunities to explore those graveyards – every lovely human who believes in my work makes me VERY happy too!

See YOU on the other side?

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