Family history courses at Bath Record Office

Bath Record Office is offering a series of its popular family history day courses again this autumn.

The Bath & North East Somerset Council-run Record Office is offering one-day beginners’ and advanced courses which will help participants research family history in England and Wales.

Bath Record Office

Bath Record Office at the Guildhall.

The beginners’ courses will cover basic sources for researching family history in England and Wales, looking particularly at how to get the best out of family history websites such as ancestry.co.uk. The advanced courses will consider sources that are sometimes overlooked, and examine how to discover and interpret the archives that family historians need to use once they have moved beyond basic sources.

Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones (Con, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “These courses have always proven very popular with local residents keen to find out more about the past so I’d recommend booking your place as early as possible. We are very grateful to the Medlock Trust for helping to fund these courses.”

In both courses, there will be an opportunity to discuss individual family history problems – this may be on a one-to-one basis, or as part of a general ‘troubleshooting’ session of interest to all the participants.

Tuesday 1 November, Beginners, Bath Guildhall

Saturday 12 November, Advanced, Bath Guildhall

Saturday 26 November, Beginners, Bath Guildhall

Wednesday 30 November, Advanced, Bath Guildhall

Saturday 3 December, Beginners, Keynsham Community Space (above the library and One Stop Shop)

Saturday 10 December, Advanced, Bath Guildhall

The courses will start at 10.30am and finish at 3pm. Morning coffee/tea and lunch will be provided. Courses cost £20 (beginners) or £25 (advanced). Book in person at Bath Record Office or over the phone by debit/credit card on 01225 477421.