Filling in the gaps

With my access to local sources, I can fill in any gaps you would like to address in your family history.

For example, your great-grandfather may have married in Liskeard in 1856. What was Liskeard like then? How many people lived there? What did they do for a living? What political / social events were unfolding? What was advertised in the local press or directory?

I can explore any context in which you wish to place your family history – from the social history of a village community to the life and death of a mine to a particular event like an accident to the development of major towns, and on and on. I can explore links to famous events or issues, such as Cornwall’s mining, fishing and smuggling past.

Problem solving – for free

Have you run up against a brick wall? Faced with a seemingly insurmountable problem in your family history research that’s related to Cornwall. E-mail it to me. I will give you free advice on what I think you can try.

Visit planning

If you’ve done the hard work and now want to visit Cornwall for yourself to see where your ancestors came from, and see the sites associated with your family, I can provide a tailor-made itinerary for you because I know the answers to all those little questions that distance makes difficult. I will provide you with an itinerary and directions for your Cornish visit.