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 Death in a Chocolate Box which offers unique walking tours through the snickelways of her home town inspired by the unfortunate tales of long-forgotten folk.
And with this love for sharing the stories of others, and her skill for floral design along with a fascination for the evocative language of fauna and flora – Tee now offers herself as a funeral celebrant and florist for SoQuietus.
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 within the ancient City of York.
“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you May as well make it Dance.
genealogist. grave hunter.
Is there a mystery, or a riddle or even an absurdity about your family history which has you intrigued or perplexed?
Or are you in search of that final resting place of an ancestor from the ancient City of York or beyond?
As a professional genealogist with an interest in tombstone symbolism – Tee could be just THE history sleuth you need by your side.
Death Becometh Her?
The Flesh IS Frail?
As my interest has been piqued as of late by the welcome appearance of several Yorkshire lasses within my clan recently discovered including thrice-wed grandmothers, social reformers, lunatics and unmarried mothers – my feelings of female solidarity have been awakened.
Waking the Dead?
It is possible to catch a glimpse of a celebrated miniaturist and storyteller clad in her distinctive black feline boots wandering through the snickelways and secret passages of York in a quest to wake the dead.
This Silent Land?
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.
#TeeBylo #DeadSleuth #Miniaturist #YorkyHistoryLass
JOin Tee for tea?
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?