Help was at hand for those looking to trace their family tree at an open day for the Westbury branch of the Wiltshire Family History Society at Westbury Methodist Church.
The event, on Saturday 6th September, allowed anyone interested in tracing their family history to get help, advice and guidance on the best way to start or continue their search.
The centenary commemorations of the First World War and the new series of ‘Who Do You Think You Are’, has inspired many to try and find out more about family members who served in the Great War and their lives at that time.
Local people brought along everything they knew about their family, focusing on names, dates of birth, marriage and death and places they may have lived. Locals were also able to get practical advice on how to continue their research from members of the Wiltshire Family History Society who were on hand to help with the research and access to some of the on-line genealogy sites.
Local enthusiast Tony Couldrake and his family were in attendance with a selection of uniforms, WW1 memorabilia and the WW1 replica bunker. Lynne Vercoe, on behalf of the branch said, “Don’t forget the Westbury branch also meets every 4th Thursday at 7.15pm in the Methodist Church. Why not come along and join us for an enjoyable evening, listening to professional presenters, in some great company.”