Family Tree and A House Through Time teams collaborate on ‘House History’ special issue of the magazine


03 August 2021
Explore the history of your house and the stories of those who have lived there over the years
To tie-in with the forthcoming BBC series of 'A House Through Time', the October 2021 issue of Family Tree magazine will be themed as a house history special and is available to pre-order now.

The Family Tree team have been catching up with the producers, researchers, and stars of the popular BBC series A House Through Time for a special themed issue of the magazine, which will be on sale from 10 September, and is available to pre-order right now.

What's in the house history special?

Highlights of the special issue include:

  • Interview with presenter and historian David Olusoga OBE about the importance to all of us in telling these unknown stories
  • Learn house history super-sleuth skills from hands-on researchers on the team
  • Peek behind-the-scenes, interviewing members of the A House Through Time production team, and research consultants Melanie Backe-Hansen and Deborah Sugg Ryan
  • Case studies & eureka moments from the #HouseHistoryHour team of leading UK house historians
  • Family Tree Academy tutor David Annal provides a practical guide to using maps for local and house history

Get the essential house history kit you need: we share ideas for top tools and systems for recording your house history and books to expand your house history research horizons.

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Everything you need to know to trace the history of your house 

Editor Helen Tovey said: 'After the success of our online House History Show, we are delighted to be working with the teams at A House Through Time and #HouseHistoryHour to bring readers this special themed issue. We can’t wait to share the many hints and tips, research eureka moments, favourite case studies and cracking stories that these experts have uncovered during their many decades spent tracing the history of our homes.'

Don't miss out, pre-order your copy of Family Tree's house history special today!

Find out more

Family Tree is the UK’s longest-running genealogy magazine, published monthly since 1984. Together with the hugely popular website, the brand provides information, advice and inspiration to help family historians of all levels. The website is packed with useful tips; and our webinars, courses and conferences are tutored by professional genealogists passionate about sharing their expertise.

A House Through Time is a four-part series by Twenty Twenty (part of Warner Bros. International TV Production) for BBC Two. The fourth series of BBC Two’s award-winning history show A House Through Time sees presenter David Olusoga heading to Leeds, bringing to light the fascinating stories of previously unknown individuals, and uncovering what life was like for them – using thorough detective work, contemporary documents and genealogical records. 

#HouseHistoryHour is a Twitter event which provides a wide and growing following of experienced, and amateur house historians with a platform to gain help and advice, ask questions, exchange tips and generally share experiences. 

The House History Hour team consists of: Ellen Leslie, Gill Blanchard, Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan, Melanie Backe-Hansen, Karen Averby, Cathy Soughton, Dr Nick Barratt, and Keith Searle.