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Local and family history classes - Trust

Local and family history classes

A range of friendly classes to help you get started with your family tree or local history research

Our current programme of heritage classes is suspended due to Coronavirus. All participants have been contacted by email/telephone.

Please check social media for updates  www.ercultureandleisure.org/COVID19 or email artsandheritage@ercultureandleisure.org

Whilst our classes are suspended, we've compiled a dedicated page of activities for you to explore heritage at home.

Book all courses by calling 0141 577 4956 or visit Eastwood Park Theatre reception in person to secure your place. Please note: for online booking please follow the link given beside each course.

 

LOCAL HISTORY


Discovering Maps (16+)
 

Unlock the mysteries of maps as we show you how to use the maps available at East Renfrewshire Heritage Service and online to help with family and local history.

Discovering maps can be booked online through Eastwood Park Theatre box office. You can also book by calling 0141 577 4956 or visit Eastwood Park Theatre reception in person to secure your place.

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandard60+Concession

Tue 31 March

10am - 12 noon

Discovering MapsGiffnock Library£10.60£8.70£5.40

 
Discovering Mearns: Bleachfield & Printfields (16+)
 

Repeated by popular demand: Following a walk featuring four bleachfield sites, the class explores their purpose, and how they spread across the area and provided jobs in growing settlements.

Discovering Mearns can be booked online. Already registered?you can book and pay here.To set up an account register here. You can also book by calling 0141 577 4956 or visit Eastwood Park Theatre reception in person to secure your place.

*Please note: The walk will last 1.5 - 2 hrs depending on the speed of the group and may involve some uphill walking and some muddy or grassy footpaths. Participants should ensure that they are fit and able to take part and do so at their own risk. If severe weather prevents the walk taking place we will, in the first instance, swap dates with the talk* 

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandard60+Concession

Walk: Wed 11 Mar

Talk: Wed 18 Mar

all 10am - 12 noon

Discovering Mearns: Bleachfields & PrintfieldsAlbertslund Hall£21.20£17.40£10.80

Discovering Giffnock: Mines and Minerals (16+)
 

Repeated by popular demand: Interactive walk and talk exploring the story of mining and quarrying in Giffnock and beyond. Including coal, limestone, fireclay, and sandstone.

Discovering Giffnock can be booked online. Already registered?you can book and pay here.To set up an account register here. You can also book by calling 0141 577 4956 or visit Eastwood Park Theatre reception in person to secure your place.

*Please note: The walk will last 1.5 - 2 hrs depending on the speed of the group and may involve some uphill walking and some muddy or grassy footpaths. Participants should ensure that they are fit and able to take part and do so at their own risk. If severe weather prevents the walk taking place we will, in the first instance, swap dates with the talk* 

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandard60+Concession

Walk: Wed 29 Apr

Talk: Wed 6 May

all 10am - 12 noon

Discovering Giffnock: Mines & MineralsGiffnock Library£21.20£17.40£10.80

Discovering Busby:  Origins of the village (16+)
 

'Eight mills, four parishes, two waterfalls and a railway': interactive walk and talk exploring the growth of the village.

Discovering Giffnock can be booked online. Already registered?you can book and pay here.To set up an account register here. You can also book by calling 0141 577 4956 or visit Eastwood Park Theatre reception in person to secure your place.

*Please note: The walk will last 1.5 - 2 hrs depending on the speed of the group and may involve some uphill walking and some muddy or grassy footpaths. Participants should ensure that they are fit and able to take part and do so at their own risk. If severe weather prevents the walk taking place we will, in the first instance, swap dates with the talk* 

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandard60+Concession

Walk: Thu 21 May

Talk: Thu 28 May

all 10am - 12 noon

Discovering Busby: The origins of the villageBusby Library£21.20£17.40£10.80

Family History

Family History for Beginners (16+)

This one day course, led by experienced genealogist Lorna Kinnaird, PGDip, ASGRA, FSA Scot, will give you the skills and knowledge you need to begin your family history research. In a relaxed group setting, Lorna will introduce you to the basic principles of family history giving you guidance on what information you need, where to find it and how to interpret it. Participants are encouraged to bring with them any research they have already carried out. There will be the opportunity to discuss your research with Lorna during lunch* No previous experience is needed.

*Lunch will be included

Family History for Beginners can be booked online through Eastwood Park Theatre box office. You can also book by calling 0141 577 4956 or visit Eastwood Park Theatre reception in person to secure your place.

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandardConcession

Monday 27 Apr

10am - 4pm

Family History for BeginnersEastwood House£52£38

DNA for family history (16+)
 

This is an introduction to the topic of DNA testing. It's the latest innovation in family history but how do you use it and what results should you expect?

DNA for family history can be booked online through Eastwood Park Theatre box office. You can also book by calling 0141 577 4956 or visit Eastwood Park Theatre reception in person to secure your place.

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandard60+Concession

Tue 26  May

10am - 12 noon

DNA for family historyGiffnock Library£10.60£8.70£5.40

House history for beginners
 

Houses have fascinating histories too! The social side of our ancestor's lives can often be just as interesting as the individuals themselves. Digging deeper pulls back the curtains of life and exposes how our ancestors lived. This one-day course led by an experienced genealogist will get you started on carrying out a house history in Scotland and will get you accessing some pretty amazing records.

Lunch is included.

House History for Beginners can be booked online through Eastwood Park Theatre box office. You can also book by calling 0141 577 4956 or visit Eastwood Park Theatre reception in person to secure your place.

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandardConcession

Monday 1 Jun

10am - 4pm

House History for BeginnersEastwood House£52£38

Introduction to Ancestry (16+)
 

Family history is a hobby that is booming in popularity and is becoming easier as more records go online. This session will introduce you to the Ancestry Library Edition website and soon will have you searching though millions of records with ease. You can then enjoy free access to the website from East Renfrewshire Libraries allowing you to track down those elusive ancestors.

Introduction to Ancestry can be booked online through Eastwood Park Theatre box office. You can also book by calling 0141 577 4956 or visit Eastwood Park Theatre reception in person to secure your place.

*Please note, to take part in this class you must be confident in using a PC and the internet.

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandard60+Concession

Tue 28 Apr

10am - 11.30pm

Introduction to Ancestry

Giffnock Library

(NB. venue has changed from Clarkston)

£10.60£8.70£5.40

Tue 9 Jun

10am - 11.30am

Introduction to AncestryMearns Library£10.60£8.70£5.40

 

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