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Tracing the History of your House


In this talk, Nick Barratt explores the range of sources available to help you trace the history of your house, or a property that your ancestor once owned or lived in, as well as a structured research methodology and sequential approach.  

Whilst many of the records may be familiar, there are some unique documents as well which can help you add context to the way your ancestors used to live in their homes. 


About the speaker Dr Nick Barratt obtained his PhD in history from King's College London. At the National Archives he previously was head of Medieval, Early Modern Legal, Maps & Photographs, and has also worked as director at the Senate House Library and was president of the Family History Federation for ten years. 

Nick started work in television as a specialist archive researcher and consultant for a number of programmes, including House Detectives and Who Do You Think You Are. He is the owner of Sticks Research Agency, which provides expert research and heritage services.  

Nick has written several books on genealogy and history topics, including Tracing the History of your House. He is currently the director of Learner and Discovery Services at the Open University. 

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