Trace Your Family History Saturday 12th September
Posted by Lewis on the 6th August 2009
Have you ever wondered what your great grandfather did for a living, or where he came from?
Answers to these and many more questions can be found next month when Rhondda Heritage Park hosts a Family History day.
On Saturday 12th September members of The Glamorgan Family History Society will be at the Park offering help and advice to anyone interested in tracing their Family Tree or researching local history .
The Association of the Friends of Rhondda Heritage Park will also be available with information relating to the South Wales Coalfields and mining records. Other displays throughout the weekend include research, books, prints of old towns and villages plus lots more.
Nicola Newhams, Marketing Officer at Rhondda Heritage Park said, ‘for anyone interested in local history or researching their family tree there’s no better place to start, it promises to be a fascinating day with lots of help and guidance available from the experts.’
Visitors to Rhondda Heritage Park throughout the weekend will also have the opportunity to experience an underground tour free of charge as part of the European Heritage / Open Doors Scheme.
Trace Your Family History Saturday 12th September 11.00am - 4.00pm European Heritage / Open Doors Scheme –
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September - Admission FREE
Wales is one of 48 countries taking part in Open Doors which is known internationally as European Heritage Days. The programme is the largest annual free celebration of architecture and heritage to be held in Wales and the wider UK. It gives members of the public free access to fresh aspects of the built heritage and draws visitors to Wales from countries throughout the world. Some venues have limited numbers of spaces or require advance booking. Visit the website of the Civic Trust for Wales www.civictrustwales.org/ehd for full listings of all events and properties taking part in Open Doors throughout September.
For more information on Open Doors please contact Jo Coles or Derw Thomas at the Civic Trust for Wales on 029 20 343 336 or firstname.lastname@example.org