Thursday, 8 May 2014

Upcoming Workshops: Exploring Ancestry.co.uk





After our last series of Ancestry.co.uk workshops booked up quickly we are running some more in the next couple of months. Ancestry website, which is free to use in The Hive, has many great resources, but sometimes it can be difficult to know what it has, what the different sources are and their benefits/disadvantages, and how to navigate the website itself. We have been running these workshops for a number of years, based on our experiences, to help people get the most out of it.


We run three different workshops, and you can book onto individual workshops or all three. Each one will consist of a presentation providing background to the historical sources on Ancestry, before having opportunity to go onto a computer and put what you've discovered into practice. As it is computer based you should have some basic computer skills and be familiar with the internet to get the most out of it.


Starting Ancestry: The census               Tue 27 May 2-4pm

This is one of the most common sources for starting family history, and we'll also look at the website itself.


Further Ancestry: Beyond The Census   Tue 3 June 2-4pm

Birth/marriage death records, immigration & emigration databases, military information and court lists are some of the other useful sources we'll cover as we look at what the next best places to look are after the census.


What's New on Ancestry                        Tue 17 June 2-4pm

New information is constantly being added to the website, and it's hard to keep track. This workshop will focus on what has been added over the past two years.


Places cost £6 each and can be booked by emailing explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ringing 01905 766352.

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