Explore your Ancestry workshops

Published Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service are offering workshops to help people begin or further their research on Ancestry.co.uk.

Ancestry.co.uk is a very popular family history website. The Archive and Archaeology Service have been running these popular workshops for 10 years, and allow Worcestershire residents free access.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 10 February from 2-4pm on the Explore the Past Floor, level 2 of The Hive. There will also be a re-run on Wednesday 16 March from 7-9pm.

There a mass of information on the website, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start and what it all means. These workshops utilise 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 the opportunity to do their own research on the computers in the second half of the workshop.

The workshop would also be useful for those who have already used the website, but want to learn how to make the most of it.

Paul Hudson, Learning & Outreach Manager at Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service said: "These workshops have always been popular because they 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."

Places are £6 each, and are limited so must be booked in advance. Bookings can be made through www.thehiveworcester.org/event.html.

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