A New house and family history course will begin in Rawdon on Thursday, October 4.

The course, which is being run by the Workers’ Educational Association, will take place in Rawdon Community Library at 1.30pm.

The course is suitable for anyone starting to research their family history or the history of their house. It is also suitable for people with some experience.

A spokesman said: "Our course will use a variety of sources to study a particular property, follow the lives of the people who lived there and see elements of local history that can be discovered through the records.

"To help with individual research Rawdon Library has a subscription to the 'Find My Past' and 'British Newspaper Archive' websites. This means that course members and other library users can research old censuses, birth, death and marriage certificates for free at the library during opening hours. You may find that your ancestors have appeared in newspapers using the online British Newspaper Archive."

To join the course visit https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

or phone 0113 245 3304. For further information call 0113 2503580.