You love researching your own family history but have you ever thought of researching the history of your house? Using the same skill set as genealogy you can discover the lives of the people who lived in your home before you. Learn to use the tools that will allow your "walls to speak" from house historian Marian Pierre-Louis.
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on June 5, 2013. 1 hour 32 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts.
About the author:
- Best yet! Many thanks. :)
- Could have listened another hour! Great info, great energy.
- Excellent presentation, and thank you for offering this topic!
- Excellent! Always love Marian's webinars. This one was particularly interesting.
- Fantastic presentation and terrific resources in the handout. I can't wait to read the books that Marian recommended. And I added another task to my list of projects to research the history of my childhood home in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
- Fascinating! Now maybe I can find out more about our "family house!" Thank you so much!
- Great lecture with good info, never thought about doing genealogy on houses. Thanks Marian and to you Geoff.
- Great webinar!!! Marian always does a great job at presenting and teaching. I have always had a love of houses and their history in any area geographically... love this... Very interesting.
- I didn't think this would be interesting webinar, & almost didn't register for it. Was I surprised! I've made copies of the Deed Chart to check my own, parents, grandparents, & 3rd great-grandparents houses.
- I have already collected family information and stories about my grandparents' house. Now I have great ideas on how to make the house history something special. Thanks!
- I love anything that Marian presents!! She is excellent!!!
- I love old houses. I am so excited to go to work on my ancestors homes. She's the best. Thanks for hosting.
- I was so surprised and i loved to learn about the differences from genealogy. I loved the expression: follow the house not the families when they move away. Thanks a lot for all you do!
- It inspired me to also to start a record on our house we live in even though built in 2004.When we pass this house will probably be sold rather than passed on to one of our children. We know many trees were cut down, there was a small lake in the middle of this section of land, and much dirt was dug out to create the subdivision. The Oak tree in our back yard is over a hundred years old. I put my hands on it and got the message 130 yrs. I do that with old houses and sometimes I feel a heartbeat. Thanks!
- I've heard two other local people tell how to do the genealogy of your house but I learned so much more from today's webinar. I'm sure glad I tuned in. Thanks for providing these free webinars. I became a member last week for the handouts.
- Learned sooooo much--the house is as exciting (or more) when putting together the genealogical information I find! Wasn't sure how this was going to be . . . . it was FANTASTIC!
- Marian Pierre-Louis gives the best, most information-dense webinars. I look forward to attending hers a lot.
- What an interesting presentation. Never thought about doing this before. Thank you so much for the encouragement. Marian really shows how much she enjoys doing this. That is great.
- Wow! Just when you think Marian can't get any better - just ask her about houses! Amazing! With her enthusiasm she really makes the time fly. I'm glad I have a membership so that I can go back and catch all of the details that I couldn't quite write down in time.
Marian Pierre-Louis is a genealogical writer and speaker who specializes
in southern New England research (Connecticut, Rhode Island, and
Massachusetts). Born and raised in Connecticut, she has lived in
Massachusetts for almost 20 years. Marian has three generations of
recent family ties to Rhode Island and also links to some very old Rhode
Island lines. As a result, these three states have become the focus of
her research activity. Unlike most genealogists, Marian is spoiled to
spend most of her time working with original records. You will most
often find her researching at a town hall, registry of deeds, probate
court or the local cemetery. Itís a rare day that Marian has to sit in
front of a microfilm reader.
Marian is actively engaged in social
media. You can find her starting conversations on Facebook, Twitter
and Google+. She frequently speaks on New England topics including house
history research, social media, African American research and a broad
range of genealogical topics. She is the author of several blogs
Her website is www.FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com.