Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site are offering a free event designed to help budding Derwent Valley researchers get started.
- Got a history question about your family, your house , your community?
- Discover how and what to research in and around the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
- This event will help you understand what information is out there and how you can access it.
- Learn what’s available on-line and where to go to see original documents.
- Hear stories from others on how they got started.
- Information on how to archive your research so it can help other researchers with similar questions.
- No charge for participants – a light lunch is included thanks to the Great Place Scheme.
- Archives along the valley will be open the following day.
To book yourself a place email email@example.com or telephone 01629 536830.
Friday 5 April, 10am-4pm, at the Gothic Warehouse, opposite Cromford Mills, Cromford, DE4 3RQ.
On Saturday 6 April the record office will be open from 10am-1pm as part of this research weekend. Will be offering behind the scenes tours of the office and drop-in sessions on accessing on-line resources. There will also be information on the John Smedley Archive and Derbyshire’s Historic Environment Record (HER) Officer will show you how to access the HER database.
Don’t have a Derwent Valley connection? That’s ok, the record office event is open to all.
Behind the scenes tours run at 10.30am-11.15am and 11.45am-12.30pm. Tours are free, to book a place just click on the ‘Events’ tab at the top of this page and go to the ‘Eventbrite page’ link.