Use Find My Past to trace your family history. You can use the website free of charge at the following libraries:
Find My Past includes Census returns, the 1939 Register and a wide range of other databases. These include those relating to births, marriages and deaths, military ancestors and migration, see: Find My Past
Please phone the library you wish to use, book in advance to ensure access at a time of your choice. Once in the library, please speak to a member of staff, who will log you on to the site.
Please note that the British Newspapers 1710 – 1953 are not available as part of the library subscription.
World War I databases
One hundred years on, are you doing some World War I related family history?
The following databases are available on Find my Past (but not on Ancestry):
- Gillies Archive plastic surgery pioneers 1917 -1925;
- Manchester City Battalions;
- Manchester Roll of Honour Naval Casualties 1914 - 1919;
- Oldham Employer's Roll of Honour 1914 - 1920;
- Oldham Pals 1914 - 1920 Prisoners of War 1914 - 1918;
- Royal Air Force Muster Roll 1918;
- Royal Marines Medal Roll 1914 - 1920;
- Royal Naval:
- Division Casualties 1914 - 1919;
- Division Service Records 1914 -1920;
- Officers Medal Roll 1914 - 1920;
- Volunteer Reserve Medal Roll 1914 - 1920;
- Swansea Pals (14th Welsh Regiment) 1914 - 1915;
- London Volunteer Soldiers 1859 - 1955;
- Military Nurses 1856 - 1994;
- Royal Artillery Military Medals 1916 - 1933;
- Surrey Recruitment Registers 1908 - 1933.