PEOPLE interested in researching their roots are being offered help by a team of experts.

To link up with the current BBC 2 TV series, Who Do You Think You Are? North Yorkshire County Council is holding two family history surgeries at Northallerton library.

Experts from the Cleveland Family History Society and Northallerton library and information centre will be on hand to help anyone interested in finding out more about their family tree.

County councillor Carl Les said: "Northallerton library and information centre has excellent resources for anyone wanting to trace their family origins and this is an excellent opportunity to start a new hobby."

The sessions will be held on October 21 and November 18 from 6pm to 7pm. Entry is free and prior booking is not required.