Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Family history workshops back by popular demand
The Plymouth and West Devon Record Office and the Devon Family History Society are running two family history workshops for would-be genealogists on Monday 2 and 9 July after their April sessions proved so popular.
The workshops will run from 10am to 3.15pm on each date and will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Record Office with advice on how to use the Family History room. The sessions will also include an introduction to and advice about how to use the Ancestry and Find My Past websites.
Previous workshops have received really good feedback with participants stating that the sessions had greatly increased their awareness of what can be achieved by using the Record Office’s facilities, as well as just how much information is available online to would-be researchers.
The cost for the workshops is just £10 per person, including tea and coffee. Free parking is available on-site and attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch with them.
City Archivist, Louisa Mann said: "Our workshops are mainly aimed at those who are new to family history and who are looking for some help to kick-start their research.
"Genealogy is extremely popular at the moment and the workshops we ran in April were fully booked. There are many online resources available to help people discover more about their past but it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. The Ancestry and Find My Past websites are excellent resources that we can help people get to grips with.”
Advance booking for the workshops is essential by telephoning 01752 305940 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office visit our archives and records page.
19 June 2012