In the depths of unexplored historical niches, historians often find information scarce in public records and archives, leading them to underutilized family and personal collections. Approaching research from such a personal angle has many benefits, but it’s also important to consider the logistics and ethics of utilizing personal and family records for research. Read More
Roots of Resistance: The Tuchyn Story is a hybrid exhibition about a Jewish uprising in the Tuchyn Ghetto against Nazi occupiers in Tuchyn, Ukraine, during World War II. When nearby refugees arrived in Tuchyn, they warned Jews of the dangers coming towards the town. Read More
Editor’s Note: This post concludes a two-part series exploring international family history that began last year.
In October 2017, we held the International Family History Workshop in Manchester, UK. This event was a way to explore the rich margins inhabited by scholars and practitioners of the burgeoning phenomenon of family history. Read More
The study and practice of family history is fraught with methodological, historiographical, practical, ethical, and cultural concerns for scholars and practitioners alike. In trying to design an event that might respond to and interrogate these concerns, we asked: What new knowledge might be created if we bring scholars together to discuss the phenomenal growth of family history in different nations? Read More
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