How To Begin Researching The History Of Your House

Course Details

Module Code: XE18905

Class Code: HL111H

Delivery: Online: self-paced

Start Date: 12-10-2020

End Date: 12-12-2020

Tutor: Williams, Calista(Dr)

Full Fee: £45.00

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Tracing the history of your house can take you on a fascinating journey into the past. You can discover when and why your house was built, who has lived there over the years and what their daily lives may have been like. Don’t worry if you live in a new build! This course offers plenty of opportunities for you to research other old buildings. Maybe there is an old house in your town that you’ve always wanted to know more about, or you could research your old local pub or a row of workers’ cottages on the outskirts of your village.
This course focuses primarily on British house history research. Although archives and local record offices can provide a wealth of information for those who are looking to research buildings, this course mainly focuses on digitised records, available online. Students will learn how to effectively search a number of subscription and free history websites, as well as use and interpret the electoral register, street directories, the 1939 register, the census, and maps.
This distance learning course enables you to study from home and participate in an online community of other students learning about house history. The module is delivered through Blackboard, our online learning environment and a live webinar will be held at the end of the module. Wherever possible, free resources are highlighted, and the majority of the subscription websites used are available to access for free through local public library services. Some of the online resources referred to during this course do require a subscription, when accessing them at home.
How to begin researching the history of your house can be studied as a stand-alone course, but it is also an optional module for the Certificate of Higher Education in Genealogical Studies at Aberystwyth University.


This module is at CQFW Level 4