Explore the past

  • First Steps in House History

    These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful local or house history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people and are £5 per person.

    Thursdays 3 August and 7 September.
    10am, £5.00 per person 

  • First Steps in Family History - Thu, 07 September Thu, 07 December 2017

    These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people. 

    Thursdays 7 September, 5 October, 2 November, 7 December.
    11.30am, £5.00 per person

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  • Starting Family History (2 part) - Wed, 04 October

    Want to know how to begin tracing your ancestors and building your family tree? This two-part workshop will explain how to get started, key tips and the main sources you will need, including census, civil registration records, parish registers and wills. There is opportunity during each session to have a go and get started. Participants should be familiar with using computers.

    Wednesday 4 October, 2 to 4.30pm.

    Tickets are £15. Book your place here.  

  • Exploring Family History Websites: Ancestry.co.uk - Thu, 02 November

    Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources, and both are available free in The Hive. How do you get started on them, how do you make the most of them, and what information is available? Our workshops focus on researching family history using these websites. Participants should already be familiar with computers and the internet. Exploring Ancestry.co.uk This popular website has over 16 billion names. We'll look at what the most useful sources on there are, what has been added in recent years, and key tips to find what you want and avoid being overwhelmed.

    Thursday 2 November, 7 to 9pm.

    Tickets are £6. Book your place here.

  • Exploring family History Websites: Find My Past - Thu, 09 November

    Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources, and both are available free in The Hive. How do you get started on them, how do you make the most of them, and what information is available? Our workshops focus on researching family history using these websites. Participants should already be familiar with computers and the internet. £6 each Exploring FindMyPast.co.uk Discover more about this useful website which we have been able to offer free access to for the past year.

    Thursday 9 November, 7 to 9pm.

    Tickets are £6. Book your place here.

  • Civil War Worcestershire - Behind the Scenes Tour - Wed, 22 November

    Come with us behind the scenes to find out about the Civil War in the county through documents, books and archaeology in our collections. You'll also get to see the places the public don't usually get to see.

    Wednesday, 22 November, 2 to 3.30pm.

    Tickets cost £6. Book your place here.