Journey into the past

Residents interested in tracing their family tree can find out more at a special one-day research event at Erewash Museum on Saturday 6 May between 11am and 3pm.
 
A professional genealogist and team of volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors through the process of tracing their ancestry and building a family tree – including advice on how to research birth records, census data, military records and other sources. 
 
Visitors will also have the chance of using the museum’s onsite resources and discover how to use databases such as Find My Past to do their own research at home or at the museum.
 
The free event will also feature an ‘Unseen Collections Day’ when visitors can join the museum’s Collection Officer to discover how objects in its collection are cared for, conservation techniques and a unique chance to see items not usually on display by opening up its wider collection.