Travel back in time and discover your family history

Published Thursday, 21st May 2015

People of Worcestershire with an interest in researching their family history are being offered the opportunity to attend dedicated workshops at Alvechurch Library this June.

The library is offering residents the opportunity to start researching their family history with guidance from their experienced staff and using their extensive resources from Thursday  4 June.

The workshops, which are aimed at beginners, or those who may have started but want to know other ways of exploring and by being a member of the library gives members access to Ancestry online services via their website

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for Localism and Communities 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 for four consecutive weeks from Thursday  4 June  - Thursday 2 July 2.30pm-4.30pm. Places need to be pre-booked at a cost of £47. For further information call into the library or email