Letter: You’ll be surprised at what’s at your library

Brighouse Library
Brighouse Library

The Echo of March 2 expressed concern in a number of ways about the increase in council tax, coupled with a possible reduction in services.

The library service is often highlighted in this regard, but many people do not realise the range of services that libraries help facilitate.

Brighouse Library allows Calderdale Family History Society to house their research room on their premises.

This facility is open on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings for anyone who is trying to trace their ancestors. Experienced genealogists are always on hand to help, both with ways in which to use the research tools available and in the techniques that can help you find what you are looking for.

People tend to think of family history as a pursuit for the elderly, but it is increasingly becoming popular amongst younger people, who do not have the time to pursue this interest during weekdays.

As a result, Calderdale FHS has started to open the Research Room on the second Saturday morning of every month from 10am to noon.

If you are interested in starting to research your forebears, or even wish to pick up where you left off some time earlier, come along and get some help in furthering your research.

The Research Room, is on the first floor of Brighouse Library.

A very modest fee is charged to help defray expenses, for which any visitor will get the full run of a dedicated suite of research tools and free access to the internet, as well as valuable advice on how to proceed.

Peter Lord, Calderdale Family History Society