Aberlour and Elgin Libraries to offer family tree help

Time running out on booking places to learn more on building your family history.
Time running out on booking places to learn more on building your family history.

ELGIN AND ABERLOUR Libraries will be hosting workshops over the next weeks that allow local people to learn how to investigate their family histories.

The popular sessions are filling up fast – so people are being reminded to book now for the remaining places at Aberlour on Friday and Wednesday, September 7 in Elgin.

A 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. For many, however, there is difficulty in knowing just where to look for the information, some giving up in frustration.

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.

A spokeswoman said: “The workshop we held in Elgin a while back sparked a great deal of interest so we decided to go again in Elgin and add one in Aberlour.

“These 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.”

Further information and bookings are possible by contacting the Elgin Library on 01343 562603 or by email to elgin.library@moray.gov.uk.