12 November 2010

Anyone interested in learning more about their heritage and family history can find out how to get started at sessions being offered by Northamptonshire County Council.

Basic family history sessions for beginners have been developed in response to requests from library users and will deliver a basic understanding of the process needed to start researching family history.

The sessions include a presentation and examples of certificates and census returns, are of which will be useful when searching for relatives. Attendees are also guided to key sources of information and services available and will learn about websites on offer from the family history service both within the county’s libraries and externally, including Ancestry.com which can always be accessed free of change in county libraries.

There will be sessions at

Daventry Library 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday 20th November 2010
Towcester Library 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday 15th January 2011
Deanshanger Library 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday 29th January 2011
Roade Library 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday 26th February 2011
Long Buckby Library 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday 9th April 2011

The workshops are group based sessions open to people of all ages and last for one hour. Entry costs £10 per person.

For more information please contact Mark Rowntree on 01327 703130 email: mrowntree@northamptonshire.gov.uk