Tameside historians can now have access to free wi-fi while carrying out research at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre in Ashton, all they have to do is register with their e-mail address and they can stay online all day.
The local studies centre, which is accessible from Cotton Street, or through Tameside Central Library on Old Street, holds regular workshops to help beginners research their family tree or military heritage.
In addition, there is free access to the ancestry.com and findmypast.co.uk genealogy websites, although it is necessary to telephone the centre to reserve a PC. The archives centre attracts researchers from across the world.
Free family history helpdesks are held on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings with volunteers offering half-hour slots to get people started - phone 0161 342 4242 to book a session.
The centre also hosts drop-in ancestral trails, led by volunteers from the Tameside Group of the Cheshire Family History Society, on the first and third Tuesday of every month, as well as a military helpdesk on the first and third Thursday of the month.
For more information contact Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre on 0161 342 4242.