Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Learn how to trace your family roots at Archives Awareness Week

The National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago, a Division of the Ministry of Public Administration and Communications, will stage its sixth annual Archives Awareness Week from November 20-24.

The event is a signature outreach event which aims to proactively engage with schools, communities and the public to bring them closer to aspects of their history while promoting the value of records and archives and the role and function of the National Archives. 

This year's theme, “Celebrating Our Ancestral Roots”, seeks to pay homage to the origins of the various people who make up Trinidad and Tobago's multiethnic and multicultural nation, as well as to inspire citizens to explore their own family roots.

The week will feature:

-an exhibition on the theme;

-presentations on tracing one's family history, including one-on-one sessions and films;

-tours to the National Archives for a behind-the-scenes look at how the nation’s historical records are stored, preserved and used;

-viewing of some of the nation’s oldest records as well as records of our ancestors;

-a workshop on how to preserve your family memorabilia;

-activities for schoolchildren with prizes;

-a workshop for public service records managers.


Learn how to trace your family roots at Archives Awareness Week


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