Getting Started with Family History – Pre 1837 Records

Family History

Day course

Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard

16 March 2020


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This course is for those who have attended the beginners course or who got back to the 1800s and need help going further back. We will ook at where you are with your research, what documentation you have and how you are recording it. We will look at Parish records, Poor Law, Wills and Probate and dating old photos. We will also be looking at the bigger picture of what was happening at the time and the effect it had on our ancestors’ lives. Bring along your research and old photos. ‘A Family History – Looking at more unual sources is planned for later in the year.

Tutor: Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard

Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March Fee: £112

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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. Jane is a regular speaker at the Society of Genealogists in London