Getting Started with Family History

Family History

Day course

Jane Taubman

28 October 2020


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Just starting out on Family History or want to understand in more detail those core research documents such as Birth, Marriage or Death Certificates and Census pages?

Did you know a UK birth certificate often contains between six and eleven facts which you need to record or that Catholic marriages are recorded by the Registrar completely separate to the Church marriage register, which even in the twentieth century was often recorded with “Latin” names?

We will also look at the various providers of information, both paid for and free, looking at indexes and transcripts and the challenges of searching for information, using examples from the attendees research where possible.

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.