Helena Sanderson: Adventures in History is owned by Helena Sanderson. Helena is an experienced genealogist, oral historian, historical researcher and creative practitioner based in north west England.

With over twenty-five years’ experience of family tree research, Helena is expertly placed to carry out investigations into your family’s history. She holds a Masters degree in History with a dissertation emphasis on small-scale research and the microhistories of ordinary people and families during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Oral Historian

Helena’s current projects include facilitating the National Trust’s Fell Foot Oral History Project, based on the southern shores of Windermere. She is experienced in interviewing, archiving, permissions, working with volunteers, liaising with internal and external stakeholders, project planning and oral history software use.

Historical Researcher

Helena is experienced in county and local archive research, census and parish records, newspapers, wills and personal archives. Her projects have included an investigation into changes to farming during the nineteenth century in Haslingden, Lancashire, and an exploration of the effects of the Industrial Revolution in Innerleithen, Scottish Borders.

Heritage Creative Practitioner

Helena works with heritage organisations to research and develop the social and personal aspects of the histories of their properties and the people connected with them. She worked with Lakeland Arts to provide augmented reality portraits of four members of an Edwardian family and household in addition to developing a talk about the family.