Secret Histories -- Slide-Show in the Guardian

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 9:09am -- Deborah

Family history: the shifting secrets of our genealogies – in pictures

Each family history is woven with hidden threads, unspoken secrets which run through genealogies from generation to generation. The historian Deborah Cohen has been delving into unseen archives to examine how attitudes to privacy have changed over the last 200 years, to explore what families have tried to hide and why. Here she charts the shifting continents of shame with portraits of lives shaped by untold stories.