Starting family History

Published Tuesday, 20th September 2016

Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service is holding workshops to help people start researching their family history.

The workshops will take place from 2-4.30pm on Wednesday 12 October and Wednesday 19 October at The Hive.

Family History is very popular and September is always a busy time for people wanting to begin investigating. 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 sometimes feel overwhelmed.

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

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

Paul Hudson, WAAS 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."

Places are £15 and need to be booked in advance. People can book via http://www.thehiveworcester.org/explore-the-past-events

For more information email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 7663352