Book Department, Lower Ground Floor
Join local history researcher Gill Blanchard on Thursday 23 May as she introduces her new book Tracing Your House History - a fascinating and concise handbook to tracing the history of a home whatever its age, size and origins.
About the book
Tracing Your House History is the concise handbook to tracing the
history of a home in England and Wales whatever its age, size and
origins: from manor houses; planned estates, old and new, labourer's
cottages; tied housing; Victorian terraces; twentieth century council
housing to recycled buildings and more. It can also be used to trace the
homes our ancestors lived in, or find out who lived in your house
It explores the local, national and online resources needed to find out
about the people who lived in a property and the local and social
history relating to its location. Including an overview of how building
and architectural styles have developed over time. As a result this is a holistic guide on how to gather evidence from buildings; understand the importance of architectural changes and influences of local craftspeople; explore the local area in order to place modern buildings in their historical landscape and find and use documentary sources. Gill Blanchard makes the research process understandable, accessible and fun, and in the process she demystifies the sometimes obscure language and layout of the documents that researchers will come up against.
About the author
Gill Blanchard is an experienced family and local history researcher with a special interest in the history of houses. She has been conducting family, house and local history research on a full-time professional basis since 1992. She began her research career by working at Norfolk Record Office assisting the public with their genealogical and local history research, and she set up her own family, house and local history research company in 1997. Her most recent publication is Tracing Your East Anglian Ancestors.
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Please note: Gill Blanchard will only sign copies of her book purchased at the event or accompanied by a valid Jarrold receipt. Jarrold reserves the right to cancel or alter events due to unforeseen circumstances