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Writer of: Researching Ancestors Through Their Personal Writings (forthcoming 2016); Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past (forthcoming 2015); It Runs in the Family (2013); Stories From Your Family Tree (2008); The Northern Utopia: British Perceptions of Norway in the Nineteenth Century (2003); The Governess (1997)

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Raising the family!
Family First.
Out October 30th.
Preorder now.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Patchwork and Family History

See my article on Patchwork and Family History in this month's edition  of Discover Your Ancestors Periodical  online: 

October 2015. Out now! 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Pecking Order

What shape was your family? 

See my article on Pecking Order in the family in September 2015's edition of Family Tree Magazine UK. Out now!

Find out more about large families, small families, older siblings, younger siblings, sibling clusters, twins, triplets and only children in the past.

Keywords: family tree, family history, birth order, birth spacing, twins, pecking order, genealogy, ancestors, ancestry

Monday, 3 August 2015

Did your ancestor leave graffiti?

See my article on ancestral graffiti in this month's (August 2015) edition of Discover Your Ancestors periodical online.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Ancestors' Pockets - what was in them ?

See my article on the contents of your ancestors' pockets in Family Tree Magazine UK. August issue. OUT NOW

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Family First : Tracing Relationships in the Past

About to start doing the index for :

Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past (Pen and Sword Books, 2015). OUT SOON