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Volunteering to save history

Q. I AM really interested in my area’s past; could I help in any way by volunteering at the Record Office and Local Studies Library?

A. Indeed! We have a range of regular tasks that we would welcome help with: precisely what would depend on how often and for how long you wanted to spend with us.

Most volunteers only want to spend an... [more]

By Catherine Clark
Published: August 26, 2010

Births, marriages and deaths

Q: Can I go to the record office to look through certificates to find dates of birth of my ancestors and other information without having to buy them?

A: Basically, record offices do not hold certificates of births, marriages and deaths – they are available at the local register office or online (see below).

They are only... [more]

By Catherine Clark
Published: August 12, 2010
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