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How To Guide: Research Your House History

5:00pm-5:45pm on Sunday 28 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

LIVE on zoom followed by 5.45pm to 6.15pm Q&A

Helen Weinstein, Public Historian, shares a ‘how to guide’ of how to research the history of your Cambridge property using sources in the Cambridgeshire Collection, the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Family History Society resources, the Cambridgeshire Archives and the Cambridge University Library. Helen will be sharing examples from the Sturton Town blue plaque project to show maps and deeds, census sources and charity organization records to explore the stories of homes and their working class occupants in past times. Partnership project with IronWorks Community History Project and Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire Family History Society with HistoryWorks collaborating with local residents and businesses. . 

Helen Weinstein's zoom talk and film to explore local history sources will be held on Sunday 28th March at 5pm followed by Q&A. 

Places for the talk are free and can be booked via Eventbrite:

With the launch of the 'how to' research your house history guide at this talk, a short film will also be available, produced by Helen Weinstein on the HistoryWorks Vimeo Channel here:


Booking/Registration is: POSSIBLE

Q&A will be hosted by Lucy Walker, Chair of Trustees at the Museum of Cambridge; and Helen & Lucy invite you to ask questions in response to the talk; also share photos or objects you've found associated with your own house history! The event is free to participants and we will welcome donations to the Museum of Cambridge as part of spring fundraiser.

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Timing: Available on Demand
Cost: Free - donations to the Museum of Cambridge welcome
Theme: Explore
Accessibility: Transcript
Image copyright: Helen Weinstein of HistoryWorks

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