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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-01-13

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Central Library course is 'History'

A brand new course is on offer for anyone who wants to uncover their family tree and learn more about the history of Liverpool. For the 1st time, Liverpool Record Office all set to run a special 5 week course, which starts on Monday, 13 February 2017, from 2pm to 4pm, to give people all the know how they need on how to trace their family tree, giving them a guide to how to use Liverpool's Record Office including accessing school and housing records as well as giving access to amazing archived Liverpool images.  'In My Liverpool Home' will be delivered by Central Library's experienced and knowledgeable team, it will give people the opportunity to view and understand how to access archives which date back to the 13th Century, and will also provide a rare chance to see behind the scenes and visit the purpose built repository and conservation studio.  Taking place on the 4th floor of Central Library each week of:- 'In My Liverpool Home' will cover:-

Week 1 ? A guide to the Record Office and its unique resources and how to use them.

Week 2 ? Learn about school records which also includes industrial schools which were for children who had lost one, or both, parents.

Week 3 ? Look at the impact of the workhouses in Liverpool.

Week 4 ? This will introduce people to the resources available at the library for discovering the history of houses and the conditions most working class people had to live in.

Week 5 ? This will give people the opportunity to see a photographic history of Liverpool, dating back to the 1850's.

The course will take place each Monday, from 13 February 2017 until 13 March 2017 and each session costs ₤25. If anyone signs up to the entire course they only pay ₤100!

Advance booking is essential and this can be done either by email, giving your full name, contact details and stating clearly which week you'd like to attend or whether you would like to take part in the full course. Applications can also be made via post to:- In My Liverpool Home, Record Office, Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EW. Enquiries can also be made at Central Library. Payments can be made on the day of the course.

Assistant Mayor and cabinet member responsible for libraries, Councillor Wendy Simon, said:- "'In My Liverpool Home' will undoubtedly be a fascinating course and is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about their own family history and that of Liverpool. The knowledge and skills of the team at Central Library are second to none, and this is a great opportunity for people to learn some genealogy skills to help them trace their family roots and also to discover more about the City. Uncovering a family tree is a fascinating process, and to kick start that journey in the beautiful surroundings of Central Library under the guidance of a team of experts will undoubtedly make this course incredibly popular."

Central Library Researcher, Roger Hull, said:- "This course will enable people to see and handle original archives, many of which they might not know about. They will also see the fascinating and sometimes tragic history of so many Liverpool lives."


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