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.
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.
Mon 25 Nov
10am - 4pm
|Family History for Beginners||Giffnock Library||£52||£38|
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.
Tue 8 Oct
10am - 11.30am
|Introduction to Ancestry||Giffnock Library||£10.60||£8.70||£5.40|
Tue 12 Nov
10am - 11.30am
|Introduction to Ancestry||Barrhead Library||£10.60||£8.70||£5.40|
Thu 12 Dec
10am - 11.30am
|Introduction to Ancestry||Clarkston Library||£10.60||£8.70||£5.40|
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.
Wed 18 Sep
6pm - 8pm
Tue 5 Nov
10am - 12pm
|Discovering Maps||Giffnock Library||£10.60||£8.70||£5.40|
We continue our popular series of classes exploring the historical development of East Renfrewshire.
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.
Thursday 31 Oct, 7 Nov & 14 Nov
all 10am - 12pm
|Discovering Eaglesham: The Farmlands||Clarkston Halls||£31.80||£26.10||£16.20|
*Discovering Giffnock: Mines & Minerals is now fully booked. To register your interest in future classes please contact email@example.com or 0141 577 3872.*
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.
Walk: Wed 23 Oct
Class: Wed 30 Oct
all 10am - 12pm
Discovering Giffnock: Mines & Minerals