Joseph Saunders

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About Me

Hi there I'm Joe, I have a passion for all things historical which I have turned into a career! I split my time between academic research on the society, culture and economy of early modern England and working as a freelance historical researcher specialising on British genealogy and house history. 

In July 2020 I became an Associate of AGRA, the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives: Joe Saunders : Genealogist In Cumbria : AGRA : Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives

I am the host of the Family History Federation's Really Useful Podcast: The Really Useful Podcast | Federation Resources | Family History Federation

I'm also a part-time PhD researcher at the University of York where I teach seminars on social and economic history: Joe Saunders - History, University of York

I love local history and as a Trustee and Outreach committee member of the British Association for Local History I assist with decision-making regarding the direction of the Association’s work, have contributed to talks, blog posts, a scheme preparing historical lesson material with secondary school teachers and I help organise and co-host monthly series of online talks, 'Local History Hour'. Find out more about BALH here: British Association For Local History (balh.org.uk)

In 2021 I began tutoring for Pharos Tutors, teaching their Local History course: Our Family History Tutors | Pharos Tutors

I grew up in Essex and have lived for many years Scotland. I now live in the Pennines and in my spare time enjoy walking, cooking and watching sports. I am a volunteer with Viae Regiae, a project mapping and analysing the transport network of England and Wales c.1530-1680. In the past I have worked as a tour guide, organised conferences and seminar series, edited a peer-reviewed postgraduate journal and volunteered in a museum.

Please look at my pages here for further information, check out my Twitter account and drop me an email! 

I am available for all kinds of projects, academic and local, big and small, personal and public. As well as always being up for a chat!

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Thank you for your interest in my work. Please get in touch with any questions or comments regarding my research or if you would like to discuss working together. I’d love to hear from you.

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