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Local and family history classes - East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Local and family history classes

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

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.

 
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

Sun 22 Sep

10am - 4pm

Family History for Beginners

 

Giffnock Library£52£38

Mon 25 Nov

10am - 4pm

Family History for BeginnersGiffnock Library£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

Wed 11 Sep

6pm - 7.30pm

Introduction to AncestryMearns Library£10.60£8.70£5.40

Tue 8 Oct

10am - 11.30am

Introduction to AncestryGiffnock Library£10.60£8.70£5.40

Tue 12 Nov

10am - 11.30am

Introduction to AncestryBarrhead Library£10.60£8.70£5.40

Thu 12 Dec

10am - 11.30am

Introduction to AncestryClarkston Library£10.60£8.70£5.40

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

Wed 18 Sep

6pm - 8pm

Discovering MapsGiffnock Library£10.60£8.70£5.40

Tue 5 Nov

10am - 12pm

Discovering MapsGiffnock Library£10.60£8.70£5.40

Origins of East Renfrewshire

We continue our popular series of classes exploring the historical development of East Renfrewshire.

Discovering Netherlee: Origins of a village

Led by esteemed historian, Dr. Stuart Nisbet, explore history on the ground as we begin with a guided walk followed by two classes where you will find out about the development of Netherlee over the last 300 years. The meeting point for the walk and the talks will be at Netherlee Pavilion. In the case of inclement weather the walk may be swapped to one of the other sessions. Please note: the walk can be up to 2 hours in duration and may include uphill sections and some muddy, grassy terrain.

Discovering Netherlee 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.

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandard60+Concession

Walk: Mon 26 Aug 

Classes: Mon 2 Sep & Mon 9 Sep

all 10am - 12pm

Discovering Netherlee: Origins of a villageNetherlee Pavilion£31.80£26.10£16.20
Discovering Giffnock: Mines & Minerals
 

Led by esteemed historian, Dr. Stuart Nisbet, take part in a guided walk and follow up talk exploring the history of mining and quarrying in the area. East Renfrewshire was widely mined for coal, limestone and sandstone amongst other things and this class will look at surrounding areas as well as Giffnock. The meeting point for the walk and the talk will be at Giffnock Library. In the case of inclement weather the walk and talk may be swapped. Please note: the walk can be up to 2 hours in duration and may include uphill sections and some muddy, grassy terrain.

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.

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandard60+Concession

Walk: Wed 23 Oct

Class: Wed 30 Oct

all 10am - 12pm

Discovering Giffnock: Mines & MineralsGiffnock Library£21.20£17.40£10.80
Discovering Eaglesham: The Farmlands


A journey through the development of the farmlands of Eaglesham from prehistory to present day.

Join tutor Susan Hunter, M.A. & FSA. Scot as she explores the cartography, genealogy, archaeology and history of the Eaglesham Farmlands. This class is the culmination of 15 years of painstaking work which all stemmed from Susan's certificate in Field Archaeology gained at Glasgow University.

Discovering Eaglesham 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.

Day/TimeClass DescriptionLocationStandard60+Concession

Thursday 31 Oct, 7 Nov & 14 Nov

all 10am - 12pm

Discovering Eaglesham: The FarmlandsClarkston Halls£31.80£26.10£16.20

 

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