Summer Time!

Hi everyone,

Having now got my final project out of the way, it’s finally the summer, and aren’t we having a great one so far?

Just the dissertation to go now before my MSc is completed, and until then I’ll be trying to blog more often. Hopefully I can bring you new sources, interesting finds and thoughts of a local and genealogical nature.

For now, I’ll just say that I have a few talks coming up this summer, including one on Assisted Emigration from Norfolk in 1836/7 at Norfolk Record Office, and another about my illegitimacy case study based around Shipdham 1785-1834 at Norfolk Heritage Centre. I’ll tweet details nearer the time, and both locations will advertise their full programmes on their websites ( and

Happy researching!

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