March at the County Record Office

The County Record Office puts focus on family and local history this month with a variety of special events.

All events take place at Warwickshire County Record Office in Priory Park, Warwick and must be booked by calling 01926 738959.

Maps and plans for local history – Tuesday 5 March 10.00am to 1.00pm: Look at the many types of maps and plans which can be used for house and local history and discover what can be learned from them. We will then look at where plans of individual houses may be found.  Cost: £12

Town and Country in Medieval Warwickshire – Monday 11 March 10.00am to 4.15pm: This day school will focus on the relationship between town and country in medieval Warwickshire through a combination of overviews and case studies, using the evidence of archaeology, documentary sources and standing buildings. Jointly presented by Dr John Hunt and David Freke. Cost: £15, please bring your own lunch

Criminal records – Saturday 16 March 9.15am to 12.15pm: How can you find out more about criminal activity in your locality? This class will investigate the available records and what they tell us. Cost: £12

Archives Online – Thursday 21 March 10.00am to 11.00am: Find out how you can use ‘Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked’, the County Record Office’s own online catalogue. Cost: FREE

Lost Ancestors – Saturday 23 March 9.15am to 12.15pm: Have you reached a brick wall in your family history research? This workshop will give you fresh ideas to assist you in tracking down that elusive ancestor. Cost: £12

The record office is involved in safeguarding, managing and developing Warwickshire’s archives so that they can be accessed, interpreted and enjoyed by all those with an interest in Warwickshire’s past and its people. The office houses records dating from the twelfth century up to the twenty first.

For more information about the County Record Office and activities visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cro.