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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most comprehensive family history websites, is now available free on computers in Dorset Libraries and Dorset History Centre.

You can trace your family history and search:

  • censuses for England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands from 1841 to 1901
  • there are also a few military, immigration/emigration, court and probate records
  • England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes for births, deaths and marriages
  • UK and Ireland parish and probate records from the 1500s to the 1800s and even earlier

It's simple to use. Just type in your ancestor's name and any other details you know, such as when and where they were born, when they got married.

Access Ancestry Library Edition (opens in a new window) - only works within Dorset Libraries.

Family History sessions available online at the following libraries:

LibraryFrequencyTimes
Portland Tophill LibraryFirst Friday of the month - half hour bookable sessions4pm to 6pm
Swanage Library Monthly10.30am to 11.30am
Verwood LibraryMonthly2pm
Wareham LibraryThird Friday of the month 9.30am to 10.45am
West Moors LibraryThird Tuesday in the month2pm to 4pm
Weymouth Library

Tuesdays - (fortnightly from 25 April 2017).  Pre bookable sessions

2pm to 4.15pm
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