FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
My interest in family history was triggered many years ago when I was given the photo of my great grandparents that features at the top of this page. Since then my involvement with genealogy has been both personal and professional. The experience and skills I have acquired have proved invaluable in my academic research, as well as helping others explore their own family stories.
I am particularly interested in how academic historians can use the methods and resources developed for, and by, family historians to examine different aspects of social history. There is enormous potential for far greater collaboration between academia and the vast network of family history groups and individuals who are generating a wealth of detailed information on past lives through their own research and crowd-sourced projects. I hope in my work to demonstrate the benefits of exchanging knowledge, ideas and practices between all those with an interest in history.
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from over 35 years experience in genealogical and archival research.