Helen Parker-Drabble: Family Historian & Geneatherapist
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here and I can share with you my passion for social history, where we came from and what makes us who we are – and, most importantly, telling family tales.
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Who Do I Think You Were? A Victorian’s Inheritance
Intelligent, sensitive and an engrossing, enjoyable read. The mix of family ancestry, historical research and psychology gives it depth and interest. I loved the insights into village life. Some of your research was just astonishing – Kevin A. Worrall
An accessible exploration of the life and times of Walter Parker, a Victorian working-class youth growing up at the Tank Yard in the English village of Thorney, on the 11th Duke of Bedford’s forgotten estate – told by Walter’s geneatherapist granddaughter.
This biography touches on points that are relevant to millions researching their own family histories, such as migration from a rural setting; life in an English village at the end of the 19th century; a co-dependent heritage stemming from an alcoholic parent and the transgenerational threads of loss, trauma, anxiety and depression that could continue to weave their way into modern life unless unravelled today.
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