"Luke follows a brief well and is a good communicator. He's also very friendly and a pleasure to work with."

Andrew Chapman, Editor,

Discover Your Ancestors magazine

In the Media

Luke has been a regular contributor to a number of magazines on topics of local, social and family history. These include:

Your Family History

  • Records Expert: How to use Tithe Maps (July 2014)

  • Records Expert: How to use Enclosure Maps (September 2014)

  • Records Expert: Records of the Anglican Clergy (November 2014)

  • Records Expert: Militia Records (December 2014)

  • Records Expert: Bank Records (March 2015)

  • Going Further: Diaries and Personal Papers (March 2016)

  • Going Further: Historical Directories (October 2016)

  • Hands On: Basic Conservation (September 2017)

  • Hands On: Volunteering in Heritage (January 2018)

Discover Your Ancestors

  • Toys and Sorrows: A Social History of Childbirth (November 2011)

  • Fields to Factories: A Social History of Employment (November 2011)

  • Nonconformist Ancestors (February 2013)

Family Tree

  • Case Study: A Painful Case (October 2011)

  • Law of the Land: How to use Enclosure Records (March 2012)

  • Payment in Kind: How to use Tithe Records (April 2012)

Dorset Life

  • The Great Gale of 1824 (January 2013)

Dorset Magazine

  • Back to your Roots (October 2014)

  • Identifying First World War Studio Portraits (November 2014)

  • A Country House Christmas (December 2014)

  • In the Shadow of the Workhouse (January 2015)

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Records (February 2015)

Sherborne Times

  • Sherborne and the Public Health Act (August 2014)

  • J. S. W. Sawbridge Erle-Drax: The Eccentric Squire (September 2014)

  • Sherborne and the Great Reform Riots (October 2014)

  • Sherborne and the Red Cross (November 2014)

  • Christmas Day in the Workhouse (December 2014)