Telling the stories of ordinary people in the past
I give regular talks to community, local history and Cornish heritage groups, especially on my research into the experiences the wives ‘left behind’ by emigrating miners in the 19th century, and have presented my work at major conferences on women's history, genealogy and Cornish culture in the UK and USA.
The ‘Married Widows’ of Cornwall
More than Deeds & Wills - Surprises form a solicitor's office
'Cathedral of the Mines' to 'Ecclesiastical Toy Fort' - The History of St Day Old Church
Finding the Medieval Chapel of Holy Trinity, St Day
The History of St Day Town Clock
New Ways of using Census Microdata to Research Social History
Database Course for Local Historians
By arrangement, Lesley can also provide groups with a full day workshop for local historians, which aims to demystify databases, show how to avoid the pitfalls and help them make best use of these useful tools to record and share their research.