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Local History Talks

All talks are free but must be booked:

Telephone: 0114 2734712


Lady Arbella Stuart, the Queen that Never Was

Thursday 1st October

10.30am – 11.30am

Central Library Carpenter Room

400 years on from her death, David Templeman seeks out the story of Arbella, the grand-daughter of Bess of Hardwick.

From her confined childhood and local connections, to one of history’s most exciting and romantic escape stories, hear a story of exploitation, politics and religion.

Places are free but must be booked


Courses and workshops


Researching Your Family Tree

Commencing Thursday 24th September, 2pm to 4pm

Sheffield Archives, 52 Shoreham Street, S1

Led by family history expert Suzanne Bingham, this course is aimed at beginners and will explain the process of researching your family tree.

You will learn how to use the Ancestry and Find My Past websites effectively, and each week there will be chance to look at original documents from the Archives.

The course costs £60 and must be booked in advance.

Telephone: 0114 2039395



Looking After Your Family Papers

Friday 23rd October from 4pm to 6pm

Sheffield Archives, 52 Shoreham Street, S1

Most of us have information at home from books and certificates to photographs, video tapes and CDs that we want to preserve - but we don't always know how best to care for them.

This session will offer practical tips from the Conservation staff at Sheffield Archives on how to preserve and store your important family books, papers and photographs.

It will look at the materials that are harmful to our precious items, basic cleaning of documents and books and which materials are available to purchase to ensure that items are packaged safely for future generations to enjoy.

Tickets: £5

Telephone: 0114 2039395


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