YOUR FAMILY'S STORY
Get in touch if you would like a professional to research your family history from scratch, piecing together the lives of the people who came before you using archival documents. Oral history interviews with older relatives can also enrich your family's story. The findings can be presented in a simple research report, or a more colourful account can be written in narrative form, illustrated with document images and old photographs and produced as a glossy book to make the perfect gift for a loved one.
COMMUNITY RESEARCH PROJECTS
Whether your community is researching the names on a war memorial or wants to learn more about the people who resided in historic houses within a village, Laura can assist with a wide range of funded projects for exhibitions and anniversary events. She is currently working with Pangbourne College in Berkshire to find out more about the first Captain-Superintendent W. H. F. Montanaro in preparation for the school's centenary celebrations.
TRACING LIVING DESCENDANTS
Laura uses genealogical methods to trace current contact details for living descendants of people who died as long as 150 years ago (and sometimes even longer than that!) Using a technique known as 'forward reconstruction', Laura has traced descendants of men who died during WW1 for the Channel 4 series Not Forgotten, and more recently for the MoD as part of a project to identify the remains of WW1 soldiers.
Please contact Laura to discuss any of the above options further.
Photos by order of appearance © Rob Gallop / Fang Guo / Phillip Capper