Access family history for free

Family history researchers can access the world’s largest genealogical database ‘Ancestry Library Edition’ free of charge through Angus Libraries.

People tracing their Scottish family history will find record collections including Scotland census and voters lists, births, deaths and marriages as well as a selection of newspapers, directories, church histories, almanacs, atlases and gazetteers.

The database also has collections of records from the rest of the UK, Canada, Europe and Australia.

Libraries manager, Fiona Dakers, said: “This is a version of the enormously popular especially for public libraries and is a great addition to our already extensive family and local history collections. We’re so pleased to be able to offer this service alongside our other online reference resources. We subscribe so that our members and visitors don’t have to.”

Ancestry Library Edition is available to use on the computers in the libraries’ People’s Network Learning Centres. It is not able to be accessed at home.

For more information, call in to your nearest library or send a message via the library Facebook page

It’s free to join Angus Libraries and new members are always welcome.