Title of website
Your local family history society - wherever your ancestors came from
Website with a large number of links to family history sites worldwide
For locating parish records
For locating most birth, marriage and death index references
For ordering birth, marriage and death certificates using the index reference
Reference guide to family history research in the UK
Guide to all about the First World War
Principal website for researching Scottish ancestors (fees may be payable)
Shows details of their holdings and useful research guides/podcasts
Local and family history
Family history research
You can use the links below to help you research your family history. Alternatively, for more useful links, you can go to the Literati Family History Resources guide.
Resources only available in the library
You can use Ancestry and Find my past in all our libraries:
These are 2 family history sites with over 750 million historical records including birth, marriage and death records, military records and 1841 to 1911 census collections.
Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool that provides library patrons with instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. It includes records from the US census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalisation; passenger lists and more.
Please note that the ability to save records has also been removed from Find my past because the terminals in the library are shared.
Neither website allows access to the Living Relatives database and the Family Tree maker. You can get an idea of what Ancestry has to offer by going to the Ancestry taster website.