On Monday, 24 October 2016, Gill Blanchard will talk to Oxfordshire FHS on:
Tracing Your Own and Your Ancestors’ Houses
Discover the main resources to find out where your ancestors lived and trace the history of your own home. Find out which documents can be used to build a picture of what homes looked like in the past inside and out. Discover how to find out who lived in a building at different points in time and when, how and why it was built.
Gill Blanchard is a professional genealogist, house historian, author and qualified tutor. She has been a full time researcher since 1992, including six years at Norfolk Record Office. She set up her own historical research business called Past Search in 1997 www.pastsearch.co.uk and qualified as an adult education tutor the following year as well as having an academic background in history, sociology and politics to post-graduate level. Gill has designed and run numerous family, house and local history courses and talks locally, nationally and online from beginners to post-graduate level. These include at the Society of Genealogists and online for Pharos Tutors. Gill has conducted much background research for authors, journalists and academic researchers, including the BBC Who Do You Think You Are? television series and appeared on the Mary Berry episode. Gill is also the author of: Tracing Your East Anglian Ancestors, Tracing Your House History and Writing Your Family History (Pen and Sword Books). Other local histories and a biography will be published in 2016 and 2017.
We meet at the Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB, with the talk starting at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:15pm, when there will be advisors offering computer and genealogy help, and tea and coffee will be available.