Ancestry (Library Edition)

Ancestry (Library Edition) offers free access to popular subscription-based genealogy website Ancestry (Library Edition) provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. It has unparalleled coverage of the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as collections from other areas of the world.

You can use Ancestry (Library Edition) for free as part of your library membership. Not a member? Join the library.

How to use Ancestry (Library Edition) on a Library computer

Please note: This e-resource does not allow remote access. You can only use this e-resource on a public network computer in the library.

Use Ancestry (Library Edition) online via the website:

If you are already a member of the library, you might want to book a computer before you visit.


Library staff are available to help you use any e-resource provided by the library service.

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