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Another free beginners' session at the Borough Archives

Archivist Luke Shackell examines an archive document in the search room at Stories of Lynn

Published: Tuesday, 6th March 2018

A second free introductory session on how to use the search room is being offered at the King’s Lynn Borough Archives on Wednesday 14 March, 10:30-11:30am.

The session is intended as a ‘how to’ course for anyone who would like to begin using the borough archives, but isn’t sure how to start.

The borough archives have long been housed in the town hall, but the recent redevelopment of the town hall complex created new state-of-the-art facilities for the archives. Alongside a new environmentally-controlled storage area is a search room, equipped with a study area and computers.

The new rooms mean that more access than ever before can be given to the thousands of original documents and digitised images the archive contains.

Luke Shackell, trainee archivist, said: “King’s Lynn Borough Archives are a fantastic resource, but if you’ve never used an archive before it can be difficult to know where to start. This hour-long session is perfect for complete beginners. If you have an interest in Lynn’s history, or researching your family tree, this session will teach you how to find records in the catalogue, how to order them so you can examine them. It will give tips on how to handle them and what to bring with you. We ran this course in October and the places were in great demand, so I’d advise you to book yours quickly!”

Call 01553 774297 or email to book a place.

The King’s Lynn Borough Archives are open Tuesday to Friday, from 12:30 to 4pm, and the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 2pm. The archives are free to visit.

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