29 August 2016

Please help with research on family history research and its impact?

Dr Tanya Evans from the Department of Modern History at Macquarie University in Australia is seeking help. She will be in Ottawa, based at Carleton University, in early to mid-October doing field work for a study of the practice and meanings of family history in Australia, Canada and England, its role in identity formation and the development of historical consciousness since the beginning of the 20th century.

Here's her call:

Calling all family historians who have spent years researching their family trees. I am interested in learning about the motivations for your family history research and the impact of your discoveries. Would you like to participate in an oral history interview about your research, answer a questionnaire about your practice of family history and perhaps participate in a focus group to discuss the impact of family history on your life? If you are interested in participating and want to find out more about the project please get in touch with Dr Tanya Evans at Macquarie University tanya.evans@mq.edu.au.

The project has been approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee. Only the Chief Investigator, Dr Tanya Evans will have access to the data and you may withdraw at any time without having to give a reason and without consequence.

Hear a 2012 lecture by Tanya Evans ‘Memory and Material Culture in the History of the Family in Colonial Australia’.

1 comment:

Choirgirl2009 said...

This is not a comment on the post, but I see no other way of communicating with you, John.

I have just finished a very good free six-week online course on Researching Your Family Tree, offered by the Univ. of Strathclyde through FutureLearn and I wanted to spread the word.

It will be offered again in 2017, and people can register their interest and be notified of the start date by going to: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/genealogy

It was my first experience with a MOOC, and I was very impressed.

Linda Sheshko