Want to research your family tree? Help is at hand!

Research your familyat the William Patrick Library
Research your familyat the William Patrick Library

If you’re new to family history and require information on how to begin tracing your roots then help is at hand from East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust.

The Archives and Local Studies team have organised a beginners family history course to help people trace their ancestry and discover secrets and surprises from their past.

The Beginning Family History course will run every Tuesday between 7-8.30pm for five weeks, starting on 10 January 2017.

This fascinating five-week course will introduce you to family history research, provide coverage of all the basic sources needed to build your family tree and explain how you can further investigate the lives of your ancestors.

Councillor Anne Jarvis, Chair of EDLC Trust, said: “Today, people are very interested in their family history and spend a lot of time trying to find out how to source information.

“The professional staff from the Archives and Local Studies team can help you discover your ancestors and get you in touch with your roots.

“The Archives and Local Studies Service is a very popular and well-used resource and visitors are always welcome at William Patrick Library in Kirkintilloch and Bearsden’s Brookwood Library if you are unable to attend the course.”

The course, which will take place at the William Patrick Library, costs £37.50 and can be booked by calling the centralised booking system on 0141 777 3143 or online at www.booking.edlc.co.uk/horizons/culture. Payment is by debit or credit card.

For further information on the course, please call 0141 777 3142 or email libraries@eastdunbarton.gov.uk