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Telling the stories of ordinary people in the past
TELLING UNTOLD STORIES
My research is inspired by hidden stories. Some are simply obscured by passing time like the ivy-clad mounds of a medieval castle. Some are hidden in plain sight; a building so familiar that none stop to wonder why or how it came to be there. But others are lost in the footnotes of traditional histories, people whose lives are overshadowed by more demanding narratives. These are the stories I tell.
Much of my work uses family history research methods to explore aspects of Cornish history. Recent projects include research on neglected aspects of nineteenth century emigration with an extensive study of the experiences of Cornish wives ‘left behind’ by their migrating husbands, resulting in the publication of The Married Widows of Cornwall.
Click on the images below to read about my latest projects.
RESEARCH FOR YOU
With over 35 years' experience in genealogy and archive research I offer a wide range of services to help tell your story:
Research for Heritage & Arts Projects
Private and Estate Archive Cataloguing
As a genealogist in Cornwall with a PhD in Cornish Studies focusing on emigration and the transnational nature of Cornish families, I specialise in helping those wanting to explore their roots west of the Tamar.
Want to know more about how I can help you discover your family history? Click here.
For other types of research,
contact me to discuss your project.
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