Could you be related to Harry Potter author JK Rowling?

Could you be a distant relative of world famous author JK Rowling?

The celebrated author will trace her family tree in an episode of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? this month.

During the popular programme, she will learn about her French-born great-grandfather Louis Volant who married a woman called Eliza Smith, who was born in Kessingland, near Lowestoft, in the 1870s.

According to geneology websites, the couple were married in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, in 1900 and settled in London.

Eliza's parents are listed as Henry Smith and Elizabeth Hunter.


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Can you trace your family tree back to Eliza Smith? If so, email newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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