We are about the start running our popular series of Ancestry website workshops. We have run these at Worcestershire History Centre over the past 7 years. The workshops have enabled many people to start using this website and have allowed those already familiar with the site to really get the most out of it.
This website, an important resource for anyone looking to trace their family tree, is available free to access in The Hive, along with any other Worcestershire Library. Have you ever wondered what sources are available on Ancestry, which out of the thousands of sources are most useful; what does the information mean; why can't you find someone who should be there, and how can you get the best out of using the website? Then these workshops may be just what you are looking for!
The workshops we have available are as follows:
Starting Ancestry: The census
Tue 26 Feb at 2pm or Thu 23 May at 10am
This is an introduction the website focusing on a popular feature on there; the Census. Now available for England 1841-1911 it is one of the most useful sources available.
Further Ancestry: Beyond The Census
Tue 5 March at 2pm or Thu 30 May at 10am
Introducing you to other important sources, such as birth, marriage and death indexes; military records; parish registers and criminal records these are the other main sources you need to know about.
What's New on Ancestry
Tue 12 March at 2pm or Thu 6 June at 10am
There are always new sources added and it can be hard keeping track. For those who have already been using the website, this covers sources added over the last couple of years.
Workshops cost £5 each and should be booked at the 'Explore the Past' desk on level 2 at The Hive. Alternatively phone us on 01905 766352, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take payment from you on the day.
Please note: as the aim of the workshops is to show you how to get the most out of the website, attendees should have basic computing skills.