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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

More family history courses for beginners

Get started on your family tree in 2018

Sunday afternoon in Deerbolt Camp, Barnard Castle, 1910 (D/DLI 2/3/46)
Back by popular demand, our Family History for Beginners course is led by one of our archivists and is perfect for budding genealogists looking for some help getting started.

The course covers the basics of family history, including civil registration, the census and parish registers. As well as looking at examples of each (drawn from our collections), there will be interactive activities to help participants understand how to use them for family history and opportunities for friendly advice from the tutor. 

This is a three week course, running on the following dates at the Record Office:

Monday evenings in October, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

  • 1 October 2018
  • 8 October 2018
  • 15 October 2018

Friday mornings in October, 10.00am - 12 noon

  • 5 October 2018
  • 12 October 2018
  • 19 October 2018

Only £30 per course.

Why not bring a friend?

Tickets should be booked in advance by booking online or calling 03000 267 626.

All courses take place in Durham County Record Office at County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL.

We also run monthly Branching Out sessions for those already familiar with the basics of family history.

For further information, please contact us by email or telephone on 03000 267 626. 

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