Beyond Birth, Marriage and Death – Going Further with Family History

Family History

Day course

Jane Taubman

15 February 2021


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Once you move beyond the key sources, such as Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates and the Census, you come to look at the wonderful and varied documents which put flesh on the bones and help bring the history of your family to life.

This day course will look at some of these many and varied sources, including Wills and Probate, Military Records, Poor Law and Workhouse records, Newspapers and more. We will also look at the core providers of online records and where to find those “offline” records using online tools.

There will also be time to discuss some brick wall solving techniques, although unfortunately there are no guarantees we will knock them down, we will chip away at the foundations.

Tutor information

Jane Taubman has been researching her family history for the last 30 years. She has lectured for the Society of Genealogists in London and on specialist genealogist cruises in the UK and Australia. She also holds courses on the use of the Family Historian software package and its use in researching family history. With a background in computers, she enjoys using her logic and problem solving skills on the challenges of Family History research, when solving one problem ancestor inevitably leads to two more and combining her love of all things historic to bring ancestors long gone back into the light. For the last twelve years she has run the online Family Historian User Group, which provides help and advice on many aspects of research alongside its main roll of helping its members get the best from Family Historian.

For further information visit Jane’s websites:

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.