Pop in for Family History - WGC Library

Friday 20th May 2011

By Susi Smith

Alexandra Rose Day
Welwyn Garden City Library

The Local Studies Library at Campus West opened its doors, cupboards and cabinets, on Friday 20th May as part of Adult Learners Week, and Local History Month.

Maps, photographs, posters, pamphlets, old newspapers and books were on display at the library, together with some local history items that are not often on view. Visitors were able to view original documents relating to Welwyn Garden City Ltd, the managing company of the new Garden City, and had a view of several of the interesting maps and plans we have here in the libraries collection. One particularly interesting plan was a 1930’s one showing the planting on trees on the new Campus West site.

The library has free access to Ancestry, a valuable resource for those undertaking Family History research, and staff were able to help several people start their family history. Help was also at hand from the Welwyn Garden Heritage project, Where do you think you live? helping residents to research their house history.

This website is full of photographs, memories and recollections, and we are continually adding more information, so log in again and find out more…   www.ourwelwyngardencity.org.uk

If you remember Welwyn Garden City in the early days, have worked or attended school in the Garden City, or have photographs to share, please contibute to the site by registering and recording your own memories. We need to capture them so they are not lost!

The Local Studies Collection is available to view during normal library opening hours. Please ask staff to help you with your enquiry.

This page was added on 09/05/2011.

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