Events Programme - Archives
Family History for Beginners
This seven session course is designed for people starting out in family history research, and is not suitable for those who already have experience in tracing their ancestors. The first six sessions will look at how particular types of records can be used for family history. The final session is a practical session which will introduce attendees to using the Record Office and provide an opportunity for some practical work.
Venue: Learning and Archive Resource Centre, Staffordshire Record Office
Dates: (1) Mon 19 June; (2) Wed 26 June; (3) Wed 3 July; (4) Wed 10 July; (5) Wed 17 July; (6) Wed 24 July; (7) Mon 29 OR Wed 31 July 2013 (to be confirmed).
Time: 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Tickets: £30.00 per person, from Staffordshire Record Office. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Link to Booking Forms page.
Staffordshire Archives and Heritage on the Road in Eccleshall
Come and join the Archive Service and the County Museum Service for our seventh annual Roadshow. This year we are visiting the lovely market town of Eccleshall.
What you can expect to find there:
Displays relating to the history of Eccleshall
Family history surgery - get some expert assistance!
Papermaking the traditional way - have a go!
Books and maps for sale
Venue : Methodist Church Rooms, Eccleshall
Date : Saturday 13 July 2013
Time : 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Tickets : the event is free and no tickets are required. There will be a charge for refreshments.
'Stafford: a proper little town' : exhibition
This autumn, To celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the establishment of Stafford as a 'burh' by Lady Aethelflaed of the Mercians, the Staffordshire Archives and Heritage, in conjunction with the William Salt Library, is holding a three-week exhibition of their unique and irreplaceable Stafford Borough collections. The archives on display range from a first-hand account of the visit of Elizabeth I to Stafford and the description of the brutal execution of the priest Robert Sutton to photographs of the lost pubs of Stafford.
Venue : Staffordshire Record Office, Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LZ
Dates : Friday 13 September to Friday 4 October 2013
Times : 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (Mon-Fri); 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (Sat); closed on Sundays.
Tickets : entry is free of charge; tickets are not required.
Staffordshire Heritage Day 2013 : Staffordshire 913
To celebrate the founding of the 'burh' of Stafford, Staffordshire Heritage Group are planning a day of talks by experts on the Saxon period, including The Poor Cnights of St Chad, who will demonstrate life in Saxon times.
Venue : Castle Church Hall, Newport Road, Stafford, ST16 1DP
Date : Saturday 7 September 2013
Time : 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Tickets : £15.00, from Staffordshire Heritage Group. Ticket includes refreshments and lunch. For a booking form please visit the website of the Staffordshire Heritage Group.