Start researching your family history with help from The Hive

Published Friday, 23rd January 2015

People of Worcestershire with an interest in researching their family history are being offered the opportunity to attend dedicated workshops at The Hive.

Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service is offering residents the opportunity to start researching their family history with guidance from their experienced staff and using their extensive resources.
The workshops, which are aimed at beginners, or those who may have started but want to know other ways of exploring,  are being delivered in two parts, giving people time to begin research in between.

Paul Hudson, Learning & Outreach manager, said "These workshops are ideal for anyone wanting to know more about how to begin your family tree, whether you are a complete beginner, or have a bit of information but want to know more about what the sources mean and how to get the most out of them."
"People are fascinated finding out about their ancestors. Sometimes they come knowing a lot, and want to flesh out some of the details, or prove a family story about an ancestor. Other times they know hardly anything. They may inspired after speaking to relatives, or after hearing about what a friend has discovered from their family and want to have a go themselves".

The sessions will be held on Wednesday 4th and 11th of February from 10am till 12.30pm and again on Saturday 21st and 28th from 10am until 12.30pm.

Places need to be pre-booked at a cost of £15. For more information visit
explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk, or ring 01905 766352