Local Studies and Family History Surgery
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Do you want to find out about your own family’s history, or investigate past times in the place where you live?
Inspire libraries love to help you discover and celebrate local stories.We think of our Local Heritage Collections as community memory banks and actively develop them to reflect local lives. Everyone is welcome to explore the Local Heritage collections, actively developed over many years to reflect the wide variety of local lives.
All Inspire libraries have some material relating to their own communities, but the larger ones have much more extensive collections. Generally, these contain some core material of countywide interest with the main focus being on the immediate local area. A number feature specialised collections relating to themes of wider interest e.g. D.H. Lawrence, Lord Byron and the Pilgrim Fathers.Help is available from staff, supported by a Heritage team, to explore the information and resources we hold. Please contact us via your local Inspire Library or the Ask Inspire service.
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