You are cordially invited to the Launch of LFHHS Chorley Family History Centre’s Family History for All Project on Saturday 6th January 2018 at 2pm
Chorley Family History Research Centre
The Farmhouse Exhibition Centre
Astley Hall Farmhouse
The LFHHS Chorley Family History Research Centre at Astley Farmhouse Chorley are launching their new ‘Family History For All’ facilities on Saturday 6th January 2018
Sheila Gibbons, the Research Centre Manager said
‘Our Family History for All Project was started because we wanted our resources to be available to everyone. We have some partially sighted visitors who find using our computer screens difficult and some wheelchair users who can’t sit comfortably at our desks.
’With the very generous help of the West Lancashire Freemasons Charity we have been able to realise our dream and have bought a laptop, specialist computer software enabling the visually impaired to use our computers and access the online facilities for research, a specialist text magnifier enabling the visually impaired to access our library, a specialist keyboard and mouse for the physically impaired, a hearing loop for the hard of hearing and an adjustable desk to accommodate wheelchair users.’
The Launch will showcase the new facilities and enable invited guests to see the new equipment in action, to meet the Centre volunteers and representatives of the West Lancashire Freemasons Charity.
Steve Williams, ‘Family History for All’ project leader said
‘After the launch we hope that impaired individuals, and indeed groups for the impaired, will come and use our facilities and enjoy researching their family history and learning about their ancestors in the same way as our other regular visitors.’
For further information contact Steve Williams
Phone 01257 262028