House History



Two Day Course

Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard

19 October 2020 to 24 November 2020


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This course is about setting up a project on House History.

Where to begin, what records to use and how to interpret them. We will be looking at examples such as census and parish records, maps and trade directories. Many of the resources are the same as those used in family history research, but this time it is not necessarily our own family we are looking at, but the previous occupants of the building. Practical hints and tips about how to start a project.

This is a two-day course with time in between each session to start your own research and come back with an update and presentation on what you have discovered.

October 19th 2020 & 24th November 2020

If you would like to join this course from home, it will be available on Zoom at a reduced fee of £70.  Please contact the Events Team on 01460 258613 to book.

Tutor information

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.

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.