June 27, 2021

John Chapman documents

“Find Tell Share” is a podcast co-hosted in Sheffield by Chris Sissons, Market Together and Jemma Rosenthal, Creative Hearts.  It’s the storyteller’s podcast, featuring everything storytelling, especially if you use stories to promote your business or charity (and you should!).  We produce an edition once a month with a guest, watch out for it.

This month we discuss genealogy, family history through letters and filling gaps in stories where you don’t have all the facts.

June’s Guest: John Chapman, Past Lives Ancestry

John Chapman
John Chapman

John Chapman, after twenty years researching the family histories of his own and friends, was persuaded to become a professional genealogist. Over the past six years, he’s undertaken over thirty full research projects. As well as helping people find their families through DNA research, he also gives talks and runs workshops on family and local history. He’s currently writing a book based around real people involved in the nail-making trade in the 17th century, exporting from South Yorkshire to the American colonies.

Twitter: John @ Past Lives Ancestry

Linkedin: john-chapman-5164105

Find Tell Share Co-Hosts

Jemma Rosenthal, Creative Hearts

Jemma Rosenthal
Jemma Rosenthal

Singer-Songwriter, Choreographer/Dancer, Poet, Speaker, Actor, Life Coach and Teacher, Jemma specialises in Confidence and Creative Expression, as well as improving Self-Worth and Healing through Creativity. She gives private and group coaching in Performance Skills as well as Life coaching and Mindfulness. In 2019 she created her own brand called Creative Hearts and has given workshops and performances in various venues in Sheffield including collaborations with Blend Kitchen, Connection Cafe and Sisters with One Voice (SWOV). She’s also done extensive voice and dance workshops with children and Youth theatres around Sheffield, including Hype Dance Academy and her original song featured in Fusion Youth Theatre’s original production. Jemma’s aim is to improve awareness of how we can find our voices, be it through song, dance, writing, speaking or otherwise and release our authentic and unique expression to the world as well as sharing our own creative gifts in collaboration with others. 


Creative Hearts | Facebook

Creative Hearts (@creativehearts.coach) • Instagram photos and videos

For more information about “Find Your Voice Workshops”: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/finding-your-voice-in-2021-monthly-workshops-tickets-136038146759

Awakening Voices Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/411125553258439/

Link to Jemma’s music page:

Jemma Rosenthal | Facebook 

The book Jemma mentions is “Escaping Nazi Germany: One Woman’s Emigration from Heilbronn to England” by Joachim Schlor.  The link takes you to an online sample of the book.  It can be purchased from Amazon but it is expensive!

Chris Sissons, Market Together

Chris Sissons
Chris Sissons

A Community Development Worker for 30 years, Chris is consequently sceptical about almost everything. He’s always loved stories and these days strides the streets of Sheffield always on the lookout for a new story. 

I’m a marketing coach, using stories to open up business development in surprising ways.  I underline the distinction between real and paid work.  Many people are unhappy because they cannot find time for their real work – as we unravel the lockdown, we’re all challenged to step up and offer the world our own unique insights.  They won’t always work but how else do we find the ones that do?

Find out more about Market Together here.  My contact details are on the site.  Find past Podcast episodes on the site.

Text me if you would like a conversation about how I can help you build a story portfolio, find stories for a keynote or develop your real work … 07887 352841

I run Telling Stories: Making Business, storytelling for business owners, on second and fourth Thursdays (usually).  It’s an opportunity to hear a business owner’s story and to offer feedback.  We improve our own storytelling when we help others.  Find the TSMB programme here.  This page is regularly updated.  Click on links in right hand column to register for your Zoom link. 

Find me on Facebook: Market Together: Storytelling in Marketing.

About the author 

Chris Sissons

I'm a local business owner, based in Sheffield UK. My business is Market Together and I help business owners, anywhere in the world, use stories to understand their business, develop new products, services and markets as well as to market their business. During the lockdown, stories can help you move your business online and plan for the post-lockdown future.

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