Discover your Family History with expert help from Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service

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Have you ever thought about tracing your ancestors but have no idea where to start? Help is on hand from Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service.

New ‘Starting Family History’ webinars, taking place in June and July, provide an ideal starting point for anyone looking to discover the basics of genealogy and build their own family tree.

Experts from the Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service team will introduce attendees to key online genealogy resources such as Ancestry and Find My Past that are available free to use for public library customers.

They will demonstrate effective search techniques to get the most from Census records, Civil Registration (births/marriages/deaths), Parish Registers, school and military records and much, much more. There will be an opportunity at the end of each webinar to ask questions.

Paul Hudson, Learning & Outreach Manager, Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, said: "Family history is fascinating but often people don't know where to start. Our free, online webinars which ran during lockdown were incredibly popular. It was great to see so many people wanting to explore their past. These new ‘Starting Family History’ webinars offer more in-depth knowledge and advice to help people begin, restart or continue their research."

Customers wishing to explore their family history further can also download a free 70 page ‘Discover Your Past’ guide from Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Services.

Visit the Discover Your Past pages of the Archives and Archaeology Service website for more information. 

You can also email or ring 01905 766352