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Tracing a House History


Gill Blanchard wants to help you trace your house’s history. Discover the main resources that can enable you to trace the history of your own home or a house where your ancestors lived. She explains which sources to use: to put a building in a time and a place; to uncover who has lived there; to find out what else the building has been used for; and to discover when it was built.

About the speaker: Gill Blanchard holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and was awarded a second MA in Biography and Creative Non Fiction by the University of East Anglia. She has been conducting family, house and local history research on a full time professional basis since 1992, setting up her own research company, Past Search, in 1997.

She is a full member of Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA). Gill began her research career by working at Norfolk Record Office for six years. Gill has given many talks and run courses and workshops on family history and house history research and has been a tutor for the Society of Genealogists. She is the author of several research guides, biographies and local histories, including ‘Tracing Your House History’ published by Pen and Sword Books.

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