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New course to help folk dig deep into family history

20/09/11

A new course on researching family history is set to start at Aberdeen Central Library.

The Monday evening sessions follow the successful 'Family History for Beginners' course and will be taught jointly by staff from Aberdeen City Libraries Local Studies, Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives, and Aberdeen City Registrars.

Lynn Allan, Assistant Registrar at Aberdeen City Registration Services, said: "This course is the perfect opportunity for those wanting to know more about their family history and delve deeper into sources available in Aberdeen.

"By drawing on the rich collections available in the library, archives and registrars, the course will show people how they can go beyond a list of names and dates and use sources such as burial records, directories and school records, as well as gain a better understanding of the census and other records they are familiar with."

The course starts on Monday 03 October, 6.30pm–8.30pm, in the Committee Room in the Central Library on Rosemount Viaduct, and continues each Monday for five weeks.

The cost is 30 (25 concessions), including all learning materials and a resource pack. Places are limited to 15, with bookings accepted on a first come, first served basis. Places can be booked in person at the Local Studies Department in the Central Library or by contacting (01224) 652512.