Trace your family history with Craven libraries

12 May 2015.......        Copy pic of Percy Denbigh.' Lindsey Cooper with her dad Brian Denbigh whose had WWI medals by her grandfather Percy Denbigh stolen in a house burglary in Horsforth. Percy received a commendation for bravery, he saved the lives of three men at the battle of Ypres. A commendation and jewelry was also taken in the raid. Picture by Tony Johnson
12 May 2015....... Copy pic of Percy Denbigh.' Lindsey Cooper with her dad Brian Denbigh whose had WWI medals by her grandfather Percy Denbigh stolen in a house burglary in Horsforth. Percy received a commendation for bravery, he saved the lives of three men at the battle of Ypres. A commendation and jewelry was also taken in the raid. Picture by Tony Johnson
0
Have your say

As part of the Craven’s First World War Commemorations, libraries in Craven will be holding Trace Your First World War Relative Internet taster sessions this November.

These informal sessions will provide advice and expertise on finding your First World War ancestors, and help people navigate around the 1,000s of military records available on the two premier genealogy resources on the web, Ancestry.com and Find My Past, both of which can be accessed free in all libraries in North Yorkshire.

Booking is required for these events, and computer experience is essential. Tickets are £2. Libraries still running sessions are:

l Gargrave Thursday 12th November, 2-4pm   

l Ingleton  Friday 13th Nov ember, 2-4pm    

l Skipton Tuesday 17th November, 2 -4pm  

For more information contact the library on 01609 534548.

These events are part of the Craven and the First World War project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is running a series of events and exhibitions to mark the centenary in the Craven district over the next two years.

For more information about the project, contact Rob Freeman, project officer, on RFreeman@cravendc.gov.uk

The Craven and the First World War project is a Heritage Lottery Funded project which is planning a series of events, exhibitions and performances to mark the centenary in the Craven district.

The project involves a collection of community-focused organisations including Craven Museum and Gallery, Skipton Town Council, Ermysted’s Grammar School, Aireville School, The Museum of North Craven Life (Settle), North Yorkshire County Council Library and Community Services, and Craven’s Part in the Great War website.

For more information about the project, email RFreeman@cravendc.gov.uk

The Heritage Lottery Fund is investing money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. Lottery details are available at www.hlf.org.uk @heritagelottery.