Family history afternoon this Saturday (15 September)


Visitor notice: We are pleased to announce that Royal Museums Greenwich is reopening. To find out more about which sites will be open and how to plan your visit, click here.

Are you interested in researching your family history? Perhaps you have some maritime ancestors but don’t know how to find out about them.
Come along to the E-Library this Saturday afternoon between 12.00 and 16.00, where we will be holding a family history event in partnership with the Museum in Docklands. There will be talks about researching your family history both here at the National Maritime Museum and at the Museum in Docklands, as well as a demonstration from one of our conservators to tell you how to look after your own archive of family papers.
If you have got stuck with your research, come along and see if we can help. We will be pleased to help identify some of those papers you have waiting to be researched, although we will not be able to take them on deposit at the museum.
Of course, the Caird Library will be open so that you can make a start on your research.
The programme for the afternoon is:
12.00-16.00: Archivists, librarians and a conservator available to answer your questions
12.30: Researching your ancestors at the Museum in Docklands
13.30: How to look after your family papers
14.30: Researching your ancestors at the National Maritime Museum
Hope to see you there!
Daphne Knott (Manuscripts Archivist)