Wednesday, 29 May 2013

National Library of Scotland events - June

Forthcoming events at the National Library of Scotland (www.nls.uk), in Edinburgh:

Discovering Family History - Thursday 6 June, 2:30-4:00pm
Find out about the range of resources that the Library holds to help you with your family history research. The workshop also includes practical information on how to become a reader and using the Reader Rooms.

'Homecoming' - Material handling workshop for people with visual impairments
Friday 7 June, 10:30-11:30am
As part of 'Make a Noise in Libraries' fortnight, join Maria Castrillo (Manuscripts Curator) and Andrew Martin (Scottish Modern Collections Curator) for a sneak preview of some of the material which will be appearing in our 2014 'Homecoming' exhibition. You'll get the opportunity to handle and learn more about these special items.

World War One - Material handling workshop for people with visual impairments
Monday 10 June, 2:30pm-3:30pm
As part of our 'Make a Noise in Libraries' fortnight, join Alison Metcalfe (Manuscripts Curator) and Jan Usher (Official Publications Curator) for a sneak preview of some of the material which will be appearing in our 2014 World War One exhibition. You'll get the opportunity to handle and learn more about these special items.

Getting started at NLS - Tuesday 11 June, 10:30am
Learn how to register as a reader, find your way around the library, request materials and find out about our other services. The workshop also includes a tour of the Reading Rooms.
If you wish to register to use the Library after the workshop, please bring evidence of identity such as a current driving license or recent utility bill.

Read all about it! An introduction to online newspaper resources - Tuesday 18 June, 2:00pm
This session includes demonstrations of a selection of resources and tips on how to search and discover the information you need.

Please note spaces are limited at the free workshops.
To reserve a place visit the NLS website or call 0131 623 3734.

(With thanks to the NLS)

Chris

My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers, starts May 15th - see http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/scotland-1750-1850-beyond-oprs-starts.html. Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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