Published on 24 March 2020
Family history is a fascinating and rewarding pastime. And with many of us spending more time at home, there’s never been a better time to start tracing your family tree.
The Library provides free access to the major genealogy databases Ancestry and Findmypast.
These are available for library members to use from home for a limited time. And there is plenty that can be done at home for free.
Ready to get started? We’re here to help.
Our community history team have put together some handy guides to help you research genealogy while at home.
Access the resources below to start researching today. We’ll regularly add new content to this page so stay tuned for more information on exploring genealogy!
If you need additional help, email our Community History staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Activity 1 - Getting Started
Activity 2 - Keeping track
Activity 3 - Births, Deaths and Marriages (Part I)
Activity 4 - Births, Deaths and Marriages (Part II)
Activity 5 - Births, Deaths and Marriages in England and Wales
Activity 6 - Births, Deaths and Marriages in Scotland
Activity 7 - Births, Deaths and Marriages in Ireland
Activity 8 - UK Census records
Activity 9 - Assisted Immigrants
Activity 10 - Fare Paying Passengers
Activity 11 - Convicts
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