Advanced Family History – Looking at More Unusual Sources
The session will look at more unusual resources mostly in the 1700 and 1800s, including land tax, tithe & estate maps, manorial records, poll books, estate papers and parish records. These records are important in finding connections to family before civil registration and census records began. Most of these records are held locally and it is knowing where to find them and how to use them.
Not suitable for beginners in family history, ideally for those who have researched back to the early 1800s and need help.
Accommodation can be booked, subject to availability.
Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard is a professional family and local historian and tutor in Adult Education. She runs a variety of family history courses in Somerset and Dorset and talks to organisations all over the country. Migration research has become a central part of Jane’s work, with her organising, attending and speaking at migration conferences all over the UK. Her MA dissertation was about migration from West Dorset to North America in the 1800s.