Popular Ancestry workshops available at The Hive

Published Friday, 25th September 2015

For the ninth year Worcester Achieves and Archaeology Service will once again be running its popular Ancestry workshops at The Hive this October.


Ancestry is a very popular family history website, with a mass of information, which can sometimes be daunting to start. These courses aim to help attendees get the most out of the website using the expertise of the Archive & Archaeology staff, and reflect experiences and questions our users have asked. Attendees will find out all about the particular historical sources before having a go themselves.

The classes can be booked as a block or singular and will cover: -

Starting Ancestry: The census, An introduction to the site and the census, the most popular historic source on the website. Thursday  8 October between  2 and 4pm

Further Ancestry: Beyond the Census. This follows on, looking at the other main resources which are of most use, such as births/marriages/death and military records. Thursday 15 October between  2 and 4pm

What's new on Ancestry, This looks at what has been added over the past couple of years, suitable for those who have started using it but want an update about this ever changing family history resource. Thursday 22 October between 2 and 4pm

Paul Hudson, Learning & Outreach Manager, Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, said, "These workshops have always been popular because it help people get the most out of this great family history website which is free to access in The Hive. Tracing your ancestors is as popular as ever, and these workshops will help you use some of the best resources for getting started."

Limited places are available at £6 each and need to be booked via www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html, telephone 01905 766352 or email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk