Family History with Vic & Val

Discover your Family History at True’s Yard Museum. From Novice to Experienced Genealogists – all are welcome! Are you interested in researching your family history? Need some help? You can improve your family history research skills with Vic and Val Taylor on Saturday mornings 10.30am – 12.30pm. £3 per session – to book contact True’s Yard on 01553 770479 or and Val have been running family history sessions at True’s Yard since 2010. They cover:

•Introduction and background information on how to start to research family history.

•Census Records and Settlement Records.

•Parish Records and how to order Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates from the General Record Office or online.

•Use of Local Records Offices, Public Libraries, Family History Societies.

•Searching for wills/military records, etc.

•Dating and “reading” photographs.

•Use of (the Library edition of which is accessible in the Museum’s Research Centre for free), Findmypast, Familysearch, The Genealogist, etc.

•Update the class with anything new in the field of genealogy.

•Discuss the areas of research undertaken by each person that week and assist with any stumbling blocks – the whole group sharing experiences.