Walsall Local History Centre

New course shines a light on family history

Walsall Local History Centre

Have you compiled a family tree but want to know more about how your ancestors lived? Then Walsall Local History Centre has just the thing for you!

A new course starting soon at the centre in Essex Street aims to shine a light on the way we were by examining a variety of archives and other sources which you can use to bring your ancestors to life.

Ruth Vyse, head of Walsall Local History Centre, will be leading the weekly course.

The course runs from 2-4 pm on Mondays from 23 January – 6 February and 20 February – 5 March at Walsall Local History Centre.  The cost is £30 for the full course, or £5 for each class.  Booking is essential on 01922 721305.

Councillor Anthony Harris, cabinet member for leisure and culture at Walsall Council, said: “Course participants will be able to look at sources at the Centre and further afield which help us to research areas such as the First and Second World War, education and schools, religious non-conformity and photographs.

They will also have the opportunity to discover how to hunt for records for ancestors from different parts of the country.”

Walsall Local History Centre is Walsall Council’s archives and local studies service for the whole of Walsall Metropolitan Borough.

Admission to Walsall Local History Centre is free of charge during normal opening hours.  Telephone 01922 721305 for details or view Walsall Local History Centre’s website: http://www.walsall.gov.uk/localhistorycentre