Noeline Kyle reveals her trade secrets for uncovering women’s history in public and private records and writing their stories more fully.
Sources about women are often located closer to the home in letters, diaries, cookbooks, sewing books, photographs and oral histories; or in the records of churches and charitable organisations. But these sources are the least likely to be readily available and they often lack enough information to shape comprehensive stories of women.
In the 21st century, however, this is changing for the better. Drawing on 30 years experience and her book Finding Florence, Maude, Matilda, Rose, Noeline explores the special areas of research that will give you the tools for tracing women’s lives and discovering their stories.