Joe is a historical researcher working mainly on society in early modern England. He works as a freelance researcher carrying out family and house history and is an Associate member of AGRA (the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives). He is a PhD student at the University of York researching the communities and networks of the print trade in England c.1557-1666 using a range of material, especially wills. Joe is also an Outreach committee member for BALH (the British Association for Local History) where he co-hosts 'Local History Hour', a series of monthly talks. This project appeals to Joe for many reasons, including his interest in the history of trade, early modern social networks and passion for local history.