This year we increased our seating capacity so we could get more people to our helpful and FREE workshops on how to get more out of the Ancestry.co.uk site and record collections. Whether you were just starting out with your family history research or a seasoned genealogist, we had a presentation for you! If you’d like the notes from all the workshops we hosted, click on the ‘Download’ links next to each presentation.
Journey of a Record
This is a fascinating look at how the records you see online make their way from the shelves of local and national archives, through scanning and transcribing, indexing and digitisation, to your family tree on Ancestry.co.uk! Tony Robinson talked about the painstaking task of finding and preserving your historical documents on Friday 26th February.
This presentation was hosted by our very own family history enthusiast Karen Reynolds, and is aimed at those who are new to family history research or have recently started on their journey of discovery and need some pointers. The presentation includes; How to start your family tree, an introduction to the core records you need and how to attach them to your tree and how to get help.
The intermediate presentation is for those who have been working on their family trees for a while and are familiar with the family history research process and Ancestry.co.uk tools, but who may need some tips on how to take their research to the next level. This workshop was hosted by Dan Jones, who leads our worldwide hunt for new content collections and has phenomenal knowledge of historical documents and archives.
Nick Barratt hosted our advanced workshop, which was aimed at those who have done more extensive family history research, or for those who want to delve deeper. The presentation covers both the more advanced areas of the Ancestry.co.uk site and record collections, as well as more information on how to take your research further offline.