Heritage sessions

We offer a programme of informal sessions to help you make the most of our family and local history resources.

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Introduction to Ancestry

Ancestry Library Edition is a must for anyone doing their family history and you can get access to this fabulous resource in your local East Renfrewshire library, without spending a penny.  This informal session will help you master the basics and you'll soon be searching with ease through millions of world-wide records.Please note that a basic knowledge of using the Internet on a PC is required for this session.

Wed 23 August, 10-11.30am, Giffnock Library
This session is free but booking is required. To book contact Giffnock Library, 0141 577 4976 or giffnock.library@ercultureandleisure.org

Wed 6 September, 10-11.30am, Barrhead Foundry
This session is free but booking is required. To book contact Barrhead Foundry, 0141 580 1174 or barrhead.library@ercultureandleisure.org

Online family history for fearties (new course)

Is your terror of technology stopping you accessing all the amazing family history resources that can now be found online?  Then this new course is perfect for you!  Over a series of five friendly sessions you will gain the skills and confidence that you need to use a computer and access the internet. Along the way, you will explore different family history sites and then progress to more detailed sessions on Ancestry Library Edition. 

A new class will run later this year. To register your interest contact the Heritage Service 0141 577 3872 or localstudies@ercultureandleisure.org

*Please note, this class is aimed at people who require tuition on the basics of using a computer. If you can already use a PC and the internet then the Introduction to Ancestry class is more suitable.

Local and family history drop-in

Have you hit a family history brick wall? Do you need help with local history research? Or would you just like advice on using the heritage resources at Giffnock and Barrhead Libraries? Pop along to our local & family history drop-in where the local studies librarian will be on hand to point you in the right direction.

The drop in sessions are free and there is no booking required

For more information on any of these classes contact the Heritage Service localstudies@ercultureandleisure.org 0141 577 3872