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

Branching Out family history courses

New dates for 2018

Family History for those happy with the basics.

Led by an archivist, these sessions comprise a talk approximately an hour long, followed by roughly an hour of browsing time, during which you can use the microfilm and computers, browse the library and explore the Record Office in a structured and supportive environment. 

The dates and topics are as follows:

Morning sessions

Branching Out family history courses - mornings in 2018
DateTopicTime
Thursday 25 JanuaryTracing ancestors before 1800 (back by popular demand)10am -12 noon
Thursday 22 FebruaryWhat else is in the archives? The Londonderry collection10am - 12 noon
Thursday 22 MarchWills10am - 12 noon
Thursday 12 AprilScottish ancestors10am - 12 noon
Thursday 24 MayNames: origins, surname studies and usage10am - 12 noon
No sessions in June, July and August
Thursday 20 September

What else is in the archives? Letters of the Graham family -

leadminers in Weardale

10am - 12 noon
Thursday 18 OctoberParish records (other than registers) - back by popular demand10am - 12 noon
Thursday 29 November World War 2 military ancestors10am - 12 noon
No session in December

 

Evening sessions

Branching Out family history courses - evenings in 2018
DateTopicTime
Tuesday 23 JanuaryTracing ancestors before 1800 (back by popular demand)6pm - 8pm
Monday 19 FebruaryWhat else is in the archives? The Londonderry collection6pm - 8pm
Thursday 22 MarchWills6pm - 8pm
Monday 16 AprilScottish ancestors6pm - 8pm
Thursday 24 MayNames: origins, surname studies and usage6pm - 8pm
No sessions in June, July and August
Thursday 20 September

What else is in the archives? Letters of the Graham family -

leadminers in Weardale

6pm - 8pm
Tuesday 16 October Parish records (other than registers) - back by popular demand6pm - 8pm
Monday 26 NovemberWorld War 2 military ancestors6pm - 8pm
No session in December

 

Following participant feedback, we are re-running our popular sessions on Parish records and Tracing ancestors before 1800.

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

Why not bring a friend?

The charge for each session is £10 and places must be booked in advance. To book, please contact us on 03000 267626. You can pay by credit or debit card.
 

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