RYEDALE Family History Group is holding an open evening today (Wednesday) from 6pm to 9pm at the research room in Hovingham Village Hall.

There will be the opportunity to see what is available to use, displays and use of the main subscription sites. The group's team of volunteer researchers will be on hand to help with any queries or to get started with research. Refreshments will be available.

Janice Wood, chairman, said: “We can help with family history anywhere. Our research room at Hovingham Village Hall is open each Thursday, from 10am to 3pm."

For details, go to ryedalefamilyhistory.org or phone 07813 977613.