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    So you want to get back before 1837? Family History workshops - Bolton Central Library

    Tutor, Rita Greenwood, from the Bolton & District Family History Society, will show you more advanced sources for family history research through a series of five workshops held on the following Saturdays at 10am: 28 February - Parish Records: How can you use them to further your research, 7 March - The Parish Chest: Studying the contents of the parish chest and how they can assist in locating ancestors in parishes where they were not born, 14 March - Illegitimacy: How to go about proving who the father of an illegitimate child was, 21 March - Pre-1858 probate: Most researchers will find wills relating to their ancestors but Rita will show you how to use them to further your research? 28 March - What next?: Further sources to be used by advanced researchers. Researchers of all abilities are welcome. The cost for the five workshops is £25 and includes refreshments. To book a place, please call Barbara Owen on 01204 309515.

    Sat 28 February to Sat 28 March, 10am

    Admission: £25 for the five workshops

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    Author event: SJ Watson launches his latest book "Second Life" - Bolton Central Library

    International best-selling crime writer, SJ Watson, launches his new psychological thriller "Second Life". SJ Watson, is the author of "Before I Go To Sleep", which was made into a hit Hollywood film starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. Free event, no need to book. Light refreshments will be available. There will also be the opportunity to buy a copy of SJ Watson's new book from independent bookseller, Formby Books.

    Tue 17 February, 1pm

    Admission: FREE

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