THOSE interested in researching their family history can get much information from an expert tonight.
Genealogy detective Liz Irving will be appearing at New Lanark World Heritage Site and will give a talk on the fascinating topic of how to research your family history.
Liz said: “Researching your family history is an absorbing and fascinating activity, but really getting to know your ancestors involves more than simply finding out their names and the dates and places of their birth, marriage and death. “Being a genealogy detective means following clues, searching for evidence and building up a picture of our forebears and their lives.”
Liz is a professionally qualified genealogist and family historian with wide experience of researching Scottish records from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
She’ll be describing some of these fascinating sources and explaining how they can add facts, context and colour to your family tree.
Tickets for the talk are £4 and can be booked in advance by calling 01555 661345, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, online via www.newlanark.org or ‘on the door’ on the night. The talk is in Robert Owen’s School for Children.