AN author and family historian will explain links between mental health and genealogy in a free talk.

Kathy Chater will try to help families fill any gaps in their timelines by explaining how issues like anxiety and depression affect different generations.

My Ancestor was a Lunatic takes place on Wednesday, January 17 at Gants Hill library from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

You can book in advance at the library or click here to get your ticket.