Unlock secrets in your family tree with the help of Richmond Libraries

Release Date: 23 May 2018

Unlock the secrets in your family tree this London History Day on 31 May with a free workshop.

The ‘Family History for Beginners’ workshop will run from 2.30 to 3.30pm in the Local Studies Search Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP.

Using an example of the real-life Etherington family who lived in Richmond for over 200 years, our Local Studies Manager will guide you through the resources available in the borough’s collection to research your family history.

Discover clues to information in unexpected places and how pieces of the jigsaw can fit together to build up a picture of a family’s lives.

Cllr John Coombs, Cabinet Member for Arts, Culture and Sport said:

“This is a great way for our libraries to be marking London History Day. After all it’s the people who make a city what it is and this is a great way to find out how your own families lived, worked and contributed to this borough and beyond over the years. I do hope that if you are interested you will come along!”

 Book your tickets and find out more about London History Day.

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Lyle Skipsey on 020 8487 5182. 

Reference: P263/18

Updated: 31 May 2018