Advanced course to help trace your family ancestry

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If you’ve hit a dead end researching your family tree then help is at hand from East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust.

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

The Beyond Scotland’s People course follows on from the Trust’s successful beginners course and will run every Tuesday between 7 to 8.30pm for six weeks, starting on January 20, 2015.

An archivist from the Trust will provide specialist family history advice on tracing your East Dunbartonshire ancestors and teach you how archives can help with your family history research. Topics covered include poor relief, health records, burial records and wills, education records, and reading old handwriting.

Scott Hill, Chair of EDLC Trust, said: “Today, people are very interestedin their family history and spend a lot of time trying to find out how to source information.

“These courses are designed to help people who have some knowledge but feel that they would benefit from some additional help.”

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, added: “Visitors are also welcome at Bearsden’s Brookwood Library if they are unable to attend the course.”

The course at William Patrick Library in Kirkintilloch, costs £39 to book call 0141 777 3143.