HOUSE & FAMILY HISTORY COURSE AT RAWDON COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Starts Thursday 5th October
A New House & Family History Course begins on Thursday 5th October at Rawdon Community Library at 1.30pm.
The Workers’ Educational Association will be running the course and the tutor is Jackie Depelle. It is being promoted by Aireborough Civic Society and the Rawdon Community Library.
The course is for those researching their family history or the history of their house. It is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. This is a great opportunity to find out about your ancestors and local history.
Recent television exposure has increased interest in, and awareness of house history research. Our course will use a variety of sources to study a particular property, follow the lives of the people who lived there and see elements of local history that can be discovered through the records.
5 week course meets every fortnight from 4th October: Cost £35.
If you wish to join our course go to this link:
WEA Enrolment Link:
Or telephone WEA Leeds Area Office: Tel. 0113 245 3304
Or for further information tel: 0113 2503580
To help with individual research Rawdon Library has a subscription to the ‘Find My Past’ & ‘British Newspaper Archive’ websites. This means that course members and other library users can research old censuses, birth, death & marriage certificates for free at the library during opening hours. You may find that your ancestors have appeared in newspapers using the online British Newspaper Archive.
The Wharfedale Observer has recently been added to the Newspaper Archive so that local news from Victorian Times is now available to all.