“To Serve King and Country” – The Bowes Museum First World War Commemoration Project Workshops

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We are running two FREE informal hands-on workshop sessions on Monday 6th June 2016 in the Reading Room in the museum.  You can come to one or both workshops (lunch not provided).

10.30-12.30     Finding relevant material in record offices and libraries

  • Short introduction
  • Hands-on sessions using various online finding aids
  • Experienced volunteers to lead sessions
  • Question and answer time
  • Help us find relevant records for the project

So if you’ve wondered how you can find out what’s available and where and whether it might be relevant, here’s a chance to have a go, ask questions and come away more confident about using online finding aids and knowing that you’ve helped the project.

2.00-4.00         Family history and WWI

  • Short introduction
  • Hands-on sessions using various family history and WWI online sites
  • Experienced volunteers to lead sessions
  • Question and answer time
  • Help us find out more about some Teesdale people

So if you’ve wondered how you can find out about people serving in the armed forces or as nurses, or in some other way, here’s a chance to have a go, ask questions and come away more confident about using online sites and knowing that you’ve helped the project.

The sessions are FREE but places are limited.  Please book by emailing Caroline.Nilsson@thebowesmuseum.org.uk or telephoning 01833 690606.