Tuesday 16 July, 1.30 - 4.30 pm
This session focuses on the main sources for researching family history and demonstrates how to access sources via Ancestry. It takes the participants on a chronological journey, starting with the present, and works backwards looking at which archive sources can be used for which periods of history. It also includes methods and approaches to family history research, including how to keep records, how to verify your information and possible traps and pitfalls along the way.
It is aimed at beginners and introduces GRO certificates, electoral registers, wills, the census, parish records, tithe maps, ancestry websites and how to use a local authority record office.