• Morris BierbrierChairman: Morris Bierbrier (decd)

    Morris Bierbrier was Assistant Keeper in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum, London for 25 years before his retirement. His publications include Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, The tomb builders of the Pharaohs and Who was who in Egyptology. He wrote a regular column on medieval genealogy in The Genealogists' Magazine, and was highly supportive of the establishment of FMG in the early years of this century. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and was appointed FMG chairman at the AGM in October 2016..He sadly died in early 2024.
  • Joe EdwardsTreasurer: Joe Edwards

    Joe Edwards graduated from Imperial College, London, in 2001 as a mechanical engineer. He has undertaken private training in IT systems and programming, data resource management, and integrated quality systems. He currently works as a business analyst. He also has experience in archiving, cataloguing and preservation techniques for various media types.

    He has a lifelong interest in genealogy inherited from his father and grandfather. His preferred field is medieval genealogy, but also has experience in the elaboration of his own ancestry. He is a member of council of the Harleian Society, for whom he has provided active support over a number of years.

    Joe created the databases that underlie many parts of the Foundation's operations, and is the Treasurer of the Foundation.

  • Steve EdwardsSecretary: Steve Edwards

    Steve Edwards is a veterinarian by profession, qualified from Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, England. He has pursued a career in scientific research, gaining a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool, and the Royal Veterinary College, London. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2009. Since retirement he continues to provide veterinary consultancy to national and international bodies.

    He has developed an interest in genealogy since the mid-1960s and was greatly encouraged in this by his late father-in-law, Charles Evans. As well as his own family history research, which is currently focused on 18th century sources in Wales and the English midlands, he has taken a special interest in South American and Spanish genealogy which he worked on with Charles Evans. He is a member of the Society of Genealogists and various local genealogical societies.. He was involved with the erstwhile Family and Local History Indexing Group (FLHIG) whose legacy web pages are now hosted by the FMG.

    He has been honorary secretary for the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy since its establishment, is editor of its journal Foundations and also acts as general administrator.


  • Charles Cawley Trustee: Charles Cawley

    Charles Cawley graduated in Law in 1971 from the University of Leicester and in 1972 was called to the English Bar, where he practised for one year before joining a US multinational oil company as in-house counsel. After a career spanning 27 years, including postings in London, Hong-Kong, the United States, Malaysia, France and Belgium, he retrained as a historian with Oxford University’s Advanced Diploma in Local History in 2002/2003.  Since then, he has compiled the Medieval Lands project, available on the FMG website, contributed articles to Foundations, and is the author of Colonies in Conflict: The History of the British Overseas Territories (published 2015, Cambridge Scholars Publishing).  He currently splits his time between Alicante in Spain and London.
  • HARMON Jackie 2019Trustee: Jackie Harmon

    Jackie graduated in 2001 with a BA degree in History and Art History from the Open University. In 2006, she completed a Masters in Local and Regional History at Cambridge University (Trinity Hall) and a PhD at the University of East Anglia.
    She has a particular interest in the religious reform movement of the eleventh century, and the subsequent introduction of the regular orders into England in the early twelfth century. During her research into the patrons of Barnwell Priory in Cambridge, she has become increasingly more involved in medieval genealogy.
    Her background is in academic administration although, at present, she is working on a series of novels set in the late Victorian period.



  • HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia

HRH Princess Katarina was born in London and is the only daughter of HRH Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia and his first wife HGDH Princess Margarita of Baden, a niece of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG. HRH Princess Katarina has a keen interest in genealogy and especially in that of her forebears, which include the sovereign families of Montenegro, Romania, Portugal, Russia and the United Kingdom. HRH Princess Katarina is descended twice from HM Queen Victoria being a great-great-great-granddaughter through her father and a great-great-great-great-granddaughter through her mother.


Honorary Officers:

  • Chairman:  Morris Bierbrier
  • Treasurer: Joe Edwards
  • Secretary: Steve Edwards
  • Journal Editor: Steve Edwards
  • Journal Advisory Panel: Rosie Bevan, Morris Bierbrier, Michael Andrews-Reading
  • FMG News Editor: Margaret Schooling
  • Moderator of the Facebook page: Chris Gilbert
  • Membership Administration: Steve Edwards
  • Webmaster: Steve Edwards supported by Reaper Enterprises

Project Co-ordinators:


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Jackie Harmon, B.A, M.St.

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