About Us

Greg on setGreg teaching at Carmarthen Archives

The Time Machine is run by Greg Howes, based in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales.

Greg is an experienced professional genealogist, writer and a qualified local historian. He has taught “Family History” in South West Wales for the council, featuring lessons at the Carmarthenshire records office.

Part of Greg's work has included gathering historical information for BBC television shows. He has researched for and appeared in the popular BBC series "Coming Home", which explores the Welsh ancestry of household names like Pam Ferris, Paul Daniels, Michael York, Susan Sarandon & Christopher Timothy. Greg has also featured on the first series of ITV Wales' family history television series “The Family Detectives”, being one of the three “resident” detectives on the set. The programme traces the line of descent from famous historical Welsh people to their modern living descendants.

Filming with Michael YorkGreg filming with Michael York

He has also been broadcast on BBC Wales, Radio Carmarthenshire and Radio Pembrokeshire; upon which he discussed genealogy and the historical landscape of Wales.

Greg is also the author of The Man Behind the Glass, a Victorian historical fiction, suspense novel and The Maidenswell Folly: