Ancestry.com Available Free in Falkirk Libraries

Ancestry is now available free of charge on all public computers within Falkirk Libraries

Ancestry is the world’s largest genealogy and family history research website, with records from the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and further afield. Ancestry includes UK census records; births, marriages and deaths records (not Scottish); military records; and immigration records. Whether your ancestors moved from England to Scotland, emigrated to America, or were transported as convicts, following their paper trail has never been easier.

World War One records

Given that 2014 is the Centenary year of World War One, many will be interested in their family’s role during the Great War.  Ancestry gives access to British army service, pension and medal records - service records are the perfect place to start a search for World War One relatives.  Details such as ranks, regiments, where soldiers served and what medals they received are all included within the Ancestry databases. 

But there is much, much more; from wills, criminal and land records to newspapers, school and church records.  And don’t forget to research your relatives in Europe, New Zealand and America.  Ancestry allows users to build their own online family tree, and gives helpful advice on how and where to search.

Free access is only available on our library PCs, so why not drop in, log on, and search for your family story!

Published on Thursday, 8th May 2014

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