Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Family History Event At Cambridge Central Library


Experts in local and family history from Cambridgeshire County Council will be sharing their knowledge and research skills at a series of workshops over the coming months.

The family history workshops will focus on how to make the best use of online and archive resources, including parish registers, the national census and crime and prison records.

The first workshop will be held at Cambridge Central Library on Saturday 2 February and will be led by Huntingdonshire Community Librarian Caroline Clifford, Fenland Community Librarian Alison England, and Archives and Local Studies Manager Alan Akeroyd.

Cambridgeshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Learning, Councillor David Harty said "Our staff are extremely knowledgeable and this is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in progressing further in family history to develop their skills. This event is just one of a number of activities taking place in our libraries alongside their traditional functions."

Places on the workshop cost £25 and are available on a first-come first-served basis. More information can be found on www.cambridgeshire.net or to book contact the Cambridgeshire Collection, cambridgeshire.collection@cambridgeshire.gov.uk, 01223 728519.

Further workshops will be held in Ely and Huntingdon, for more information contact the Cambridgeshire Collection.