Many family historians can take their research back to the eighteenth century with relative ease, but often feel lacking in confidence in going back further than that. There is a nagging feeling that there can't possibly be any records that would be of use, even if they exist! This course will give any genealogist the confidence to take their research beyond the familiar and into earlier centuries, with the opportunity to put their ancestors' lives firmly in the context of the times in which they lived.
Topics covered include:
· Early parish records, including registers, and church warden's accounts
· Early tax records, including the Hearth Tax and other Stuart Taxes
· The evolution of surnames
· Basic Latin terms in family history
· Early commercial records
· Estate and property records
· Medieval Research, including Manorial Records
The tutor, Gill Rossini, is a family and social historian of many year's experience, and has been teaching her subject to adults since 1988.