If you've come to a standstill 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 specialist family history course to help people trace their ancestry and discover secrets and surprises from their past.
The Advanced family history course follows on from the Trust's successful Beginners course and will run every Tuesday between 7-8.30pm for six weeks, starting on 30 January 2018.
An archivist from the Trust will provide specialist family history advice on tracing your 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 with the focus on Scottish records.
Sandy Marshall, Chair of EDLC Trust, said, "Thanks to the popularity of television programmes such as Who Do You Think You Are?, people are now very interested in 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 and are ready to move on to using original archive sources."
Councillor Jim Gibbons, Convener of the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, added, "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. If you’re unable to attend the course you’re always welcome to view the archives at William Patrick Library in Kirkintilloch and Bearsden Library in the Hub."
The course, which will take place at the William Patrick Library, costs £45 and can be booked by calling the centralised booking system on 0141 777 3143 or book online at www.booking.edlc.co.uk/horizons/culture. Payment is by debit or credit card.
For further information on the content of the course please phone our archivist on 0141 777 3142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org