Profile – Jemima Buoy
Jemima has been interested in history for as long as she can remember, the social and interpersonal aspects in particular have always fascinated her. Her father introduced her to the world of family history when she was a teenager, it was some years later that she started to actively undertake research. Through a friend she became immersed in the fascinating world of censuses and parish registers, and she still uses them daily along with other resources, in particular online tools for family history research.
Her interest in Deaf History started when she attended the University of Bristol in 1997 studying the Deaf Studies Diploma. One of her favourite modules was Deaf History and she have been engrossed with the history of deaf people’s lives ever since.
She has over 20 years experience in administration and she has worked for organisations such as Friends for the Young Deaf and the Royal National Institute for the Deaf. She now works part-time as a Team Administrator at Sense.
Today, combining her administration experience and her hobby in genealogy, she also runs a small business as a genealogy researcher. She works with a broad spectrum of clients, including some from overseas.
She joined the Board of Trustees in 2011, and with her 30-years’ experience of computer administration, works on the BDHS website and social media.