RESIDENTS are being invited to trace their family roots at a library in Clacton.

West Clacton Library, in Jaywick Lane, will be hosting a special workshop for beginners on November 14.

The Discover: Family History for Beginners event will be hosted by a genealogy expert from the Essex Record Office and will introduce those taking part to historical documents they can use to trace their ancestors.

The workshop will also showcase online tools which can be used to widen the search.

The session will guide genealogy novices, showing them where to explore to find out how their ancestors lived, how they made a living, and how national events would have affected their lives.

The event runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and must be pre-booked by calling 01245 244614.