Central Library Peterborough staff have just completed a successful “Introduction to Family History Research”. Over four weeks nine people undertook the course and found out about the resources we hold and the information that can be gleaned from records to find family members. It can be fun, frustrating, and absorbing, all at the same time. Family history research is a bit like being a detective and a great time waster, as many of the participants observed.
A wonderful insight from great staff who stimulated and challenged each of us to look further in our family history research. Would encourage everyone to take part.
The comments from participants were favourable so we have decided to run another course in November. The course will run on Tuesdays for five weeks, beginning November the 5th, starting at 9.30am until 12.30pm, and costing $15.00. It covers Starting Points, Next Steps, Filling the Gaps and Where to next? You can ring 941-5140 if you need more information.
Even though the course is geared to beginners, experienced family historians were involved and expressed how helpful it was to find out what resources were available at the library. If you are interested in verifying family stories, locating family members, searching records and learning search techniques, then come along and join us at the library.
Family History is cool and we are ready and waiting.