Have you discovered family secrets during your family history research? I would suspect there are few of us who haven't - secrets, lies, black sheep, dark events - every family has them.
Volunteers are being asked to take part in a new survey to help with research at the University of Melbourne. Below is the statement from the survey's homepage. If you have a spare half hour, consider participating.
Family Secrets, National Silences
A Sociological Study of Intergenerational Storytelling
Have you discovered secrets kept by past generations in your family history research?
A researcher from the University of Melbourne, sociologist Dr Ashley Barnwell, is seeking volunteers for an online survey. The project aims to better understand the social role of family secrets and the impact of social mores and policies on families over time. The survey consists of 7 questions and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. All identifying information will be carefully anonymised to protect your privacy.