Local history classes will shine a light on three popular East Renfrewshire areas– Netherlee, Giffnock and Eaglesham – with guided walk and talk sessions led by two local esteemed historians, Dr Stuart Nisbet and tutor Susan Hunter, starting this month.
Leading BBC genealogist Lorna Kinnaird from recent popular series The Generation Frame, will be leading two sessions on researching roots, with Family History for Beginners one-day courses in September and November.
Amanda Robb from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure said: “We have experienced tutors with a wealth of knowledge set to share their expertise with participants at these courses, whether you’re looking to trace the origins of the local area or your own family tree.
“We are also running courses at libraries across East Renfrewshire, with Introduction to Ancestry classes lined up in Newton Mearns, Clarkston, Giffnock and Barrhead Libraries, and Discovering Maps sessions scheduled for Giffnock Library.”
The first of the Hands-On Heritage sessions starts with Discovering Netherlee: Origins of a village on Monday 26th August. This three-part course consists of a guided walk with Dr Stuart Nisbet followed by two classes, where you will find out about the development of Netherlee over the last 300 years.
To find out more about classes visit: www.ercultureandleisure.org.
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