Start (or restart) something new in 2019?
- 8th January 2019
Happy New Year!
We know this is a time when many people are looking at doing something new or picking up something they started but had to put on hold. Family and house history are amongst these things and each January we have people coming to The Hive asking us how to begin their search, or a refresher from when they began before. We have a number of workshops in February and March to help explain how to start your research, what is available here and where to look. Our workshops are based on many years helping people and from our own experiences working on our family or local history.
Explore Your Family History
Starting Family History workshops
Wed 13, 20 & 27 Feb (3 weeks) 10:00-12:00
Want to know how to begin tracing your ancestors and building your family tree? This three-part workshop will explain how to get started, key tips, the main sources you will need, and a chance to put it into practice and have a go online during the sessions.
First steps in Family History
Thursdays 11:30am – 7 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people and are £6 per person.
Explore Local History
Thu 28 Feb 10am-3pm
It is said that all good adventures begin with a map! Join us for a workshop on maps, find out about the different types we hold, the information they reveal and how to search for and use them here in The Hive.
Explore House History
Wed 27 March 10am-1pm
Are you interested in discovering more about the house you live in, or another historic building? Book onto this 3 hour workshop to find out about the resources we hold that can help you discover more about a building’s past.
First steps in House History
Thursdays 10am – 7 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful local or house history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people and are £6 per person.