THE SEARCH FOR our own family history has been the dream of many people, sparked by the rise of technology and online resources that make it that bit easier to find out just where we came from.
However, for many people the starting point is the most difficult to find – where to begin looking, how to do it and what resources are best used in carrying out the search into your personal family history.
Moray Council’s Library service has some of the answers – and as a result of their successful running of Scottish Family History workshops in their main Elgin branch, the service is extending the workshops by holding them in both Elgin and Aberlour.
“The success of the workshops in Elgin has led us to extend them,” a spokeswoman said, adding: “The workshops offer advice on how and where to start your search, as well as providing assistance in using online resources such as Scotland’s People, LIBINDX and Family Search.
“They also cover subjects such as how to record your findings and how the Heritage Service might be able to help in your search.”
The workshops will take place at Elgin on Wednesday’s August 10 and September 7 from 2pm to 4.30pm and Friday September 23 from 9.30am to 12noon.
In Aberlour the workship will be on Friday August 26 from 10am to 12.30pm.
Half-day workshops cost £25 with further information and bookings available by contacting the Elgin Library on 01343 562603 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.