Jane TaubmanJane Taubman (England) www.fhug.org.uk

Starting to research her family history in her early twenties, Jane has been combining her interests in computers and history to track her agricultural labourers through the south west of England, while fighting valiantly to track down her husband’s elusive Irish and Isle of Man ancestors. In 2002 she purchased the first version of Family Historian and set up a place on the web for people to get help with it. Ten years on ‘FHUG: Family Historian User Group’www.fhug.org.uk as that small website became, is now full of resources to help people get the most from this powerful program.

Having previously run short courses for the Society of Genealogists in London as well as for My History in the North of England, she now runs regular Family Historian courses near to her home in South Somerset, with people regularly travelling from across England to join them.

Simon Orde, Family Historian’s chief designer had this to say about her, when asked to recommend a presenter for Family Historian. ‘She is a real expert on Family Historian, on computing generally (she is a director of an IT company), and a lifelong committed and very knowledgeable genealogist. She is also an expert photographer and gives courses on that too. She regularly gives detailed advice to everyone on the FHUG and on the FHU Mailing List. She knows absolutely everything about Family Historian.’

Unlock the Past Cruises – 4th & 8th cruise


  • Family Historian – various topics
    – General introduction
    – Entering information using the Focus Window and Diagrams
    – Creating and customising reports and books
    – Creating and customising Diagrams
    – Using Queries and Plugins
  • Putting your tree on the World Wide Web
  • Photo Restoration with Photoshop Elements
  • Taking better photographs, an introduction to composition
  • Understanding your Camera – Shutter speeds, Apertures and Focal Lengths
  • Travel Photography – Capturing the memories