Ruth Paley

She has worked at The National Archives in Kew, London, where she has written several books.[1] She is currently working for the History of Parliament Trust on the House of Lords from 1660 to 1832.[2] Since 2006, she has been editor of Archives, the journal of the British Records Association.

Ruth Paley is an English historian and author.


  • Using Criminal Records, Public Record Office, 2001 ISBN 1903365279
  • My Ancestor was a Bastard: a family historian's guide to sources for illegitimacy in England and Wales, Society of Genealogists, 2004 ISBN 1903462789
  • Family Skeletons: exploring the lives of our disreputable ancestors, with Simon Fowler, The National Archives, 2005 ISBN 1-903365-54-6