Vicky Crewe

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Egypt: A Guest Blog by Linda Loganathan

Posted on 11 November 2015 by Vicky Crewe

As part of the Family Archive Project, we have invited members of the public to contribute guest blog posts on how people create and use their own family archives today. Here, Linda Loganathan describes how she discovered and has used a part of her own family archive. It all began shortly after my Father died
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Who or what is a curator?

Posted on 17 March 2015 by Vicky Crewe

By Vicky Crewe, Principal Investigator, Cardiff University       Curator: ‘one who has the care or charge of a person or thing’; a ‘steward’, a ‘keeper’, a ‘custodian’ Archive: ‘a place in which public records or other important historic documents are kept’; ‘a historical record or document’ As part of the Family Archive Project, we’re posing
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So what is a ‘family archive’?

Posted on 6 February 2015 by Vicky Crewe

By Laura King, Co-Investigator, University of Leeds   Is it objects, documents or memories? For some wealthier and/or aristocratic families – such as the Devonshires, owners of the grand Chatsworth estate – this might mean an actual archive that resembles the collections at the local record office. But our research project is about ‘ordinary’ people,
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Family Heirlooms in the Past

Posted on 12 January 2015 by Vicky Crewe

By Vicky Crewe, Principal Investigator, Cardiff University     Objects can carry powerful meanings, not least when they’re transformed from ordinary ‘things’ into family heirlooms. People often hold onto family items long after they’ve ceased to be useful or fashionable, treasuring them because they’re tangible links to people and places that are long gone. In
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The Birth of a Blog

Posted on 17 December 2014 by Vicky Crewe

Welcome to the very first blog post from The Family Archive Project. Over the next year or so this project is going to explore what sort of things go into family archives and what those things say about the families who collect them. We’ll be holding three focus groups with family history researchers in Barnsley,
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