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Would you like to trace your family history, but don’t know how to get started?

The Local History Department in Ayr’s Carnegie Library will be holding a series of afternoon Family History Workshops during the winter months.

The workshops are for those wishing to research their family history but need a helping hand. They give valuable information on how to start searching and how to use resources available in the library and online.

The sessions will run from 1.30pm until 4.30pm on

Wednesday 29th and Friday 31st October, 2014

Wednesday 12th and Friday 14th November, 2014

Please note: The workshops are free, but numbers will be limited.

If you are interested in attending and would like more information please contact us at the details below.

Tel: (01292) 272231 Email: localhistory@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB

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Scotland’s People  have changed the pricing and payment method for purchasing Wills & Testaments documents on the ScotlandsPeople website. Instead of purchasing a Will & Testament through a separate transaction, these documents can now be viewed using ScotlandsPeople credits. As an introductory offer they have also reduced the cost from £5 to 10 credits, which is roughly £2.33!

The genealogy site hope that this change makes for an easier and more straightforward process for using these records. As they are currently working on the launch of the new Wills and Testaments for 1902-1925, they thought it was the perfect time to announce this change to its users.

Index to Wills of Scotland are also available in Carnegie Library’s Local and Family History department,  the dates of these published indexes are 1876 – 1936 and 1948-1959.

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