Speaker profile: Gill Blanchard

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09 April 2021
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Tutor, author & historical researcher Gill Blanchard
Author and historical researcher Gill Blanchard has been conducting family, house and local history research on a full-time professional basis since 1992.

Tutor, author & historical researcher

Author and historical researcher Gill Blanchard has been conducting family, house and local history research on a full-time professional basis since 1992. She is also a qualified tutor and runs a variety of related courses including her own online house history course at www.pastsearchlearning.co.uk

As well as a wide range of private clients from across the world, Gill has assisted several authors, academics, journalists and television producers with their background research.

These include the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?, where she appeared on the Mary Berry episode in 2014 and the Jonnie Peacock episode in 2018. In addition to this have been featured widely in local press, national family history magazines and blogs, and appeared on various local radio shows as an expert and educator in the field.

Other organisations she has worked for include:

  • local architects
  • property developers
  • marketing companies
  • solicitors
  • hotels and pubs
  • the heritage sector
  • the New England Historic Genealogical Society in America
  • Customised Heritage Tours in Australia
  • national newspapers

House History Show presentations

On Saturday 15 May at 12 noon historical researcher, Gill will present ‘Stepping Sideways: Walking around the brick walls’ in which she will share strategies via mini case studies for solving house history research problems.

Gill will also be participating in the chats and plenary Q&A through the Saturday.

On Thursday 20 May, 6.30 pm, Gill will present ‘Back to the Land: The National Farm Survey, Inland Revenue Survey, Tithe and Enclosure Records’ a presentation in the summer lecture series.


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Gill's many books include: Tracing Your House History
See the full range of books by Gill published by Pen and Sword.

Find Gill Blanchard online

Facebook | Twitter | www.pastsearch.co.uk

@HouseHistoryHr – tune in to #HouseHistoryHour every Thursday at 7pm GMT/BST, co-hosted by Gill Blanchard and a group of fellow leading house historians for House History news, advice & information.