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TDR Heritage – Uncovering Historic Research

19 May - 10:00 - 12:30


Have you started a heritage research project or would like to get one going? Discover our top tips for carrying out a successful research project and explore a wide range of online tools and how to use them. You will hear about case studies and have a chance to share your experiences.


This webinar session is split into two modules with a short break in between.


Module 1: Getting started on your local history research project

Here we will look at the ‘life cycle’ of a research project and what to expect in each stage. In particular we will think about:

  • How to get a heritage research project kick started
  • The ingredients to a successful approach
  • Some of the challenges of carrying out a research project and how to problem solve these
  • How to share and communicate your research findings


Module 2: Resources and tools for your local history research project

We will look at the tools and resources you could use as a starting point for your research project and provide hints for taking your research further. In particular we will think about:

  • The sources and resources found at local archives
  • Online research tools and how to navigate them effectively
  • How to search online and in-person
  • Top tips for visiting archives


Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the different stages of the research process
  • Increased confidence in planning and delivering a research project
  • An awareness of local research sources and resources
  • How to log and reference historical sources
  • An appreciation of the wide application of heritage research
  • Confidence to frame research enquires and ‘unlock’ searches


This 2.5 hour online webinar is being run by TDR Heritage, an independent heritage consultancy with bags of experience in carrying out research for all sorts of heritage sites, engagement projects, and funding applications.

Find out more about us here www.tdrheritage.co.uk

For any questions or information about the day please contact gwendolen.powell@tdrheritage.co.uk

Ticket price shown includes VAT and booking fee.


19 May
10:00 - 12:30
Event Category:


TDR Heritage

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