Family history event at cafe

 

The latest community event at the Friday Café at St David’s Church, Childwall, will take local residents back to their roots.

The Friday Café at St David’s, which was set up using some of the Neighbourhood Fund allocation for local Councillors Ruth Hirschfield, Frank Hont and Jeremy Wolfson, has run successfully for more than two years and has introduced a monthly community event on the first Friday of each month.
And the next event, on 2 October (10am to 12 noon) will focus on family history.  Roger Hull , the Research Officer from the city council’s archives service will be on hand to explain how to trace family trees, and talk about the resources available both online in the city’s libraries.

Councillor Ruth Hirschfield said: “The popularity of programmes like ‘Who do you think you are?’  shows how much interest  there is in family history and I am sure there will be a lot of people who would welcome advice on how to go about tracing their family tree.

“So the event at the Friday café will be a great opportunity to find out more about this fascinating subject.

“These events are proving to be very popular – we had more than 80 at the last event , a community roadshow on transport, and as well as finding out about interesting issues, they are also a great chance to meet local people.”

Pictured are Childwall Ward Councillors Ruth Hirschfield and Jeremy Wolfson, the Reverend Robert Williams, Vicar of St David’s, representatives from transport operators and Merseytravel, with local residents at the last event , a community roadshow on transport.