Family History Help

  • 20th January 2018

Looking at starting or restarting family history the new year?

In January we often get people coming to us asking how to begin. For some they are looking at starting or restarting now that Christmas is over, whilst others may have been inspired by conversations and reflection over Christmas. We can see this here in The Hive with a rise in visitors, which is great to see.

We often get asked for advice on how to start because it can all seem overwhelming. Each year we run workshops to help people begin, based on many years of experience Many people want to trace their family tree but are not sure where to look or what the different information needs. We run several different workshops and introductions to help you get started.

Want a full introduction to explain how to do it, what the key sources are and how to search?

We have a three part workshop that helps you start, which includes time each week to go online and help you begin your own family history research.

Thursday 8 February 2-4pm, for 3 weeks  £20

Just looking for a brief introduction of where to look in The Hive?

First Steps in Family History runs monthly on Thursday mornings for one hour to show you where to go and where to begin.

11 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar, 5 Apr  11:30  £6

Want to get guidance on the key family history websites?

We have workshops devoted to the and Find My Past websites. We’ll explain the key sources they contain and how to search, allowing time to have a go yourself and see what you can find.                  Tuesday 20 March, 10am-12pm  £6

Find My Past                     Thursday 29 March, 10am-12pm  £6

Prefer something to read that explains all the key sources?

We have a new 70 page pdf booklet which goes into detail about the family history sources, what is available and how they can help you.  Find out more about the booklet here.

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