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Learn to search the borough archives at this free session

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

Published: Monday, 8th October 2018

The King’s Lynn Borough Archives are running another free introductory session on how to use the searchroom on Saturday 20 October from 10:30-11:30am.

The session is intended as a ‘how to’ course for anyone who would like to begin using the borough archives, or any other archives, but isn’t sure how to start. It includes guidance on finding and ordering records in the catalogue, and tips on how to handle them.

The recent redevelopment of the archives, including the new searchroom that is equipped with a study area and computers, mean that more access than ever before can be given to the thousands of original documents and digitised images the archives contain.

The session is free but booking is essential.

Luke Shackell, trainee archivist, said: “King’s Lynn Borough Archives are a fantastic resource, and these sessions are the perfect way to start using them. Whether your interest is in local history generally, or in your family history in particular, being guided through these wonderful archives by an expert will get you off to a good start!”

Places can be booked by emailing storiesoflynn@west-norfolk.gov.uk or by calling 01553 774297. Attendees will need to leave a telephone number as part of the booking process.

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