With my appearance on The Family Histories Podcast now just days away, I am launching a new business – helping others with their family history research and telling the stories unveiled in my own unique way.
I have just completed the most comprehensive history of the Roberts and Arscott families in Devon.
Comprising 18 substantial volumes and spanning thousands of pages, they are all featured on my website, https://www.robertsandarscottfamilyhistory.co.uk/
My family history is told in true newspaper style – as stories and features which bring to life the joys and the trials and tribulations faced by many hundreds of family members over four centuries in my home county, in peacetime and in war.
Now, I would very much like to do the same for you:
- Helping to research your family history
- To reveal the hidden stories
- To tell them in a compelling and unique way
- And to present them in beautiful folders which will be treasured forever
The ‘Latest’ section on my website will give you an indication of the unique style I have in telling amazing stories from the past.
I have uncovered many hundreds of remarkable tales of bravery, tragedy and derring-do in investigating my family history.
I can help you to discover ‘lost’ or long forgotten stories from your family’s past.
The 18 volumes of work I have completed focus on:
- A-Z of my family at war: This unique, eight-volume A-Z reveals how more than 500 members of my family fought and died at war. It gives a detailed insight into the men and women of the Roberts and Arscott families who served in the two world wars and the Second Boer War.
- Four centuries of the Roberts family: A comprehensive history of my father’s ancestors in rural Devon dating back to 1602. Spanning ten generations, it includes many never-before-published pictures and stories of great heroism, tragedy and controversy.
- Three centuries of the Arscott family: The most detailed history ever produced of my mother’s ancestors in Devon dating back to 1714. Spanning seven generations, it reveals heroes of war, child victims of one of the greatest tragedies of the 21st century and links to some of the county’s greatest aristocratic families.
- Aberfan – my family tragedy: A special report on two of my cousins, aged just eight and nine, who were among the 116 children killed in the 1966 disaster.
- Jane Arscott’s extraordinary connection to Australian ‘royalty’ and Winston Churchill: How the son of Jane Arscott, my great-great-great-great aunt, became a pioneer settler in New South Wales in Victorian times – and the marriage that connected Jane’s grandson to Britain’s greatest ever Prime Minister.
- James Arscott – a hero of Trafalgar: How the Teignmouth-born sailor fought with Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 – in a ship which would save HMS Victory from catastrophe and be forever remembered in one of Britain’s favourite paintings.
- The Porlock Murder: The dramatic story of a man connected to my family who was hanged for murder in 1914 after fatally shooting his neighbour in the Somerset coastal village.
All the above are now available to purchase (electronically or in printed volumes).
For prices and more information, please get in touch with me through the Contact form on my website, or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I am featured in Series Four of The Family Histories Podcast, presented by Andrew Martin, on Tuesday, November 29.
Hear the trailer for the series below: