Explore your Archive

A world without records is a world without memory.

Archive services across the UK are campaigning for people everywhere to celebrate archives. Archives are full of fascinating content to read, touch and explore. And most of it isn’t available from Google. Take time to explore archives – you’ll be amazed to find what lies within.  Even if you choose not to visit an archive, you can take pride and comfort that archives hold unique and vital records which underpin education, heritage, business and identity.

There are numerous events taking place in North East Wales to mark the campaign ‘Explore’ including-

Thomas Pennant Talk at Flintshire Record Office, Wednesday 20th November 2013, 7pm – 9pm

”The History of the Parishes of Whiteford and Holywell” by Thomas Pennant. Come along to Flintshire Record Office to hear from Paul Brighton, Secretary of the Pennant Society and Mark Allen, Conservator, who will be talking on the History of Bookbinding and the Pennant Volume. Booking required. Telephone or email for your free place. Tel: 01244 532364 or e-mail: archives@flintshire.gov.uk

Bookbinding Workshop at Flintshire Record Office, Saturday 23rd November 2013, 10am – 4pm

Learn about the ancient craft of bookbinding. Make a beautiful hand-bound notebook for a loved one. Come along to Flintshire Record Office to work with Mark Allen, Conservator. Free, Booking required and spaces limited. To book Tel. 01244 532364 or e-mail: archives@flintshire.gov.uk

‘Family History for beginners’ at St Asaph Library- Monday 2nd December 2013, 6pm-7.30pm

Denbighshire Archivist, Sarah Winning, provides an overview of the do’s and don’ts of researching your family tree. Includes advice and demonstrations, using local resources and online resources such as Ancestry.com and Findmypast.co.uk. Free. Bookings only. To book call 01745 582253

To find out more about archives, and how you can start your own adventure visit- http://www.exploreyourarchive.org/

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