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Starting family History workshops

hh Published Friday, 20th January 2017

People in Worcestershire are invited to begin researching their family history with the Archive and Archaeology Service (WAAS).

Family History is very popular and the New Year is always a busy time for people wanting to begin investigating. Perhaps you have met family over Christmas and it's prompted you to look into the family stories, or maybe you are looking for something new to do.

Lots of people intend to start tracing their family history and may make a start, but often people are not sure where to begin, what the different sources are, and can feel overwhelmed.

WAAS have been helping people research their family history for years and in this two part workshop staff will help explain how to get started, what sources to look at, and where to look.

The workshop will take place at The Hive, from 2-4.30pm on Wednesday 8 and Wednesday 15 February.

Paul Hudson, Outreach Manager, said: "Family history is fascinating, but often people don't know where to start. These workshops will help explain what to do and how to get started here in The Hive, where we have the expertise and resources to help."

Some searching will be on computer so participants should be familiar with using computers.

Places are £15 each and must be booked in advance. Bookings can be made via http://www.thehiveworcester.org/explore-the-past-events.html

For more information email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 766352.