New help desk session for family history at Nuneaton

Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Family History Society will be offering Nuneaton Library customers free help with their family history queries starting this month.

This new service builds on the extremely successful sessions at Atherstone Library that have been running for many years.

Every fourth Wednesday of the month, starting on 22 February between 10.30am and 12.30pm, anyone who wants help researching their family tree or trying to trace a particular relative can get advice from an expert. An experienced family historian will use their knowledge and library resources, including parish registers, directories and censuses to help people find information. The sessions include access to online resources (free to library members), such as websites like www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk will also be used.

Warwickshire County Councillor Kam Kaur, Portfolio Holder for Customer Services, said: “This is just one example of the many services provided by Warwickshire libraries. The partnership with the Family History Society has been extremely successful, with increasing numbers of people interested in researching their ancestry.”

Councillor Matt Western, Chair of Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said: ”Come along and search for details of your ancestors’ lives and where they lived. The Family History Society has plenty of experts on hand to help you discover more about your past”

Information about the Family History Society, including meetings and how to join, is available on their website at: http://www.nnwfhs.org.uk/.

Information about how to join the library can be found on the library website at

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries

Information about local studies library holdings can be found at:

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/localstudies

Similar sessions are available at Atherstone Library every third Wednesday of each month.

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