DIY (Do it Yourself!) House Histories

Marian Pierre-Louiswith Marian Pierre-Louis
Friday, August 8, 9 AM – NOON
Members $75, Non-members $100
Participants must register by July 23.
Minimum 6, Maximum 16.

You can research the history of your house whether it is 20 or 150 years old. Come learn the tools and tricks you need to get the most out of your house history research with the help of Marian Pierre-Louis a house historian, lecturer and writer who
specializes in researching the history of New England houses. Your house is much more than wood and nails. Discover the history of the residents who lived there before you. Find the old deeds to your house, learn how to chain a deed, and locate other sources of information such as the US Federal Census records. This workshop begins at the Wilbor House
Museum and will move to the Town Vault on the Commons part-way through.

Marian frequently speaks at libraries, societies and conferences throughout New England on house history and genealogical topics. She is the author of the popular blog, The New England House Historian (NEHouseHistorian.blogspot.com). She is also the host of Fieldstone Common, a weekly radio show dedicated to New England history. You can learn more about Marian and her work at www.FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com.

Participants who share a completed Little Compton house history with the Little Compton Historical Society by December 15, 2014 will receive a $50 program refund.

The Historical Society’s Theme for 2015 is Historic Houses.

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