Former editor Laura Berry writes articles about family history, property history and local history for national newspapers, magazines and websites, and provides research assistance to authors working on a range of historical publications.
Laura is the author of Discover Your Ancestors' Occupations (2015) and former editor of Your Family History magazine. Her articles and interviews have been published in The Observer and The Times and she writes regularly for Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and Discover Your Ancestors Periodical. She seeks out academics, industry leaders and members of the public to provide commentary and a deeper insight into the subject matter of her articles where necessary. Laura has interviewed Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, author and descendant of Charles Dickens, and conducted interviews with numerous celebrities for research purposes whilst working on television productions. She has contributed copy to the Reader's Digest How To Trace Your Family History On The Internet and the Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia Of Genealogy (HarperCollins).
ASSISTANCE FOR AUTHORS
Laura assists authors with primary research for factual history books, articles and historical novels. She has worked with author Prof. Nick Barratt on many projects including sourcing eye witness accounts for his publication Lost Voices From The Titanic and genealogical research for 'The Family Detective' column published in The Telegraph. She provided research assistance to Dan Cruickshank for his book Spitalfields: The History of a Nation in a Handful of Streets, to author Murray Ross for his book Royal London: The First 150 Years and to journalist Simon Parkin for his books A Game of Birds and Wolves and The Island of Extraordinary Captives. Laura is also an experienced picture researcher, accustomed not only to using high end picture libraries but also sourcing rare archival images and public domain photographs for publishers working within a tight budget.
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