I have been researching my own family history since 2001. My paternal grandfather was a shadowy figure who died long before my birth and one day I realised that he represented a quarter of me that I knew nothing about. My journey started with my grandfather’s birth certificate. I have been on many journeys back through the centuries to the middle ages. I have travelled on a tide of documents and stories across Europe, and traced pioneers across far flung exotic lands. I have met some truly wonderful characters in my personal history journey, from war heroes to Jewish millionaires, divorcees to lunatics, skilled artisans to adventurers, and artists to socialites. Their colourful stories have thoroughly enriched my personal sense of identity, and I’m sure that embarking on a similar journey through time will do the same for you and your family too!
About my Talk...
My talk normally lasts for 45 minutes, however I can do a 30 minute version or go on for an hour if required.
The talk is a Powerpoint presentation and I provide my own projector and laptop, so all I require of the venue is a screen or plain wall to project onto and a small table.
I can also present the talk Online as a ‘virtual/video presentation’
£50 plus travel at 20p per mile if your venue is more than 20 miles from my home in Gloucester. I am happy to travel anywhere within the UK but please contact me to discuss travel costs if you are outside the counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire or Somerset because time spent travelling and possibly hotel accommodation will need to be factored into my fee.