Opportunity to trace your World War One family history

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Lancashire County Council’s libraries are helping people to discover their World War One ancestors online.

Staff from the county council’s community heritage team are holding a number of ancestry surgeries across the county in May and June.

The one-to-one sessions will show people how to use the internet to research their family history at the time of World War One.

Fiona McIntyre, community heritage manager, 
 said: “The surgeries are 30 minutes long and very hands-on.

“They include tips on how to use helpful sites such as Ancestry. Anybody who has an ancestor who was involved in WW1 and wants to find out more about them are welcome to come along.

“We’ll look at the records available and any other useful sources of information.

“These sessions are useful for anyone who simply is interested or who wants to take this further and work on their family tree.

“Maybe they have already started their family tree and have got a bit stuck with their research.”

The sessions are free to attend but booking a 30 minute slot is essential as places are limited.

In the Lancaster district, a surgery is being held at Halton library on Thursday June 4, 2pm to 7pm.

Call 0300 123 6703 to book a place or call in at the library.

For more information, go to www.lancashire.gov.uk and search under libraries or call 0300 123 6703.