Exploring your family history can reveal some amazing stories and open up a fascinating window on your past. Taking those first steps, though, can seem a bit daunting. So, in this talk, Sarah Williams – editor of Who Do You Think You Are? magazine – will show you how it’s done. She’ll explain how to use online resources to build up your family tree, and she’ll also be taking a look at the newly released 1921 census, the only one we have from between the wars. By the end of the session, you’ll have the tools you need to get the ball rolling and start growing a family tree you can be proud of.
Watch this online event to win a 12 month subscription to the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ magazine worth over £50. For a chance to win one of 3 x subscriptions all you have to do is register for the event and watch live on the night. Winners will be selected at random on the night.
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