PEOPLE interested in learning about their family history are being invited along to talks that will discuss options available to them when researching their past.

Next month, Thurrock’s library service will be hosting talks about the wide range of websites now available which makes family history searching easier.

Professional genealogist Meryl Catty on will be at Corringham Library on Thursday, May 8, from 11am-12pm, and at Grays Library on Wednesday, May 21, from 7.30pm-8.30pm.

Tickets cost £2 and booking is advisable as places are limited.

Contract the library for tickets: Corringham, 01375 678534 and Grays, 01375 413976.