About Pharos Tutors
Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd was founded in 2005 by Sherry Irvine and Helen Osborn, two professional genealogists who share enthusiasm for helping others journey into the past. Researching and teaching British and Irish family history brought Sherry and Helen together though they live nearly 10,000 miles apart. The idea for Pharos sprang from awareness of the potential of the Internet, common goals and their conviction that the teaching of family history should embrace facts and records in their correct social, geographical and historical context.
Pharos exists to teach the best and most rewarding ways to search for ancestors in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and to help others discover as much as possible about the lives of their ancestors.
“We are creating great courses because we have definite ideas about good teaching, we enjoy helping others get the most out of family history and we want to give that help at a personal level.”
Sherry Irvine, BA, MSc, CG
Course Director, Pharos
Pharos has 3 basic goals common to every course:
- To present information clearly and in an interesting way.
- To improve research skills.
- To build enthusiasm.