Family History Guide
also known as: Family Tree Research, Researching your Family Tree.
Are you thinking about researching your family history? By using our free resources you can discover amazing and interesting facts about your ancestors. Or perhaps the BBC programme "Who Do You Think You Are?" has inspired you. So now you can follow in the footsteps of Annie Lennox, Patrick Stewart, John Bishop, Len Goodman, Richard Madeley, Alan Carr and J K Rowling and who knows what you might discover! To get started have a read of our guide below to find out how Northumberland Libraries can help you.
Click on one of the options below to find out more:
We hold a range of books that are perfect to help you in your
family history search, they are available to be borrowed from your
local library. From books that will help you get started to ones
that can give you tips with Internet searching, there is sure to be
something for you.
Click here to search the
library catalogue to find out what family history books are
Free access to Ancestry.com from library computers
All libraries in Northumberland provide free access to the
Ancestry.com Library Edition. This is a special version of the well
known Ancestry.com subscription site. A huge amount of information
is available on this website. For example, you can search census
records from 1841 - 1911 for England and Wales and Birth, Marriages
and Death Indexes from 1837 to the present date. So why not save
some money and make use of this invaluable tool when researching
your family history.
For more information on Ancestry Library Edition
please click here.
Not sure where to start? It can be daunting to
start to research your family history. Click here to read a
easy-to-use how-to guide to find out where to begin.
Other Useful Resources
Researching your family tree will be interesting and fun with
the knowledge that your local library is here to help.
Getting a copy of certificates
Certificates issued in Northumberland
order a copy of a certificate through our register offices if the
certificate was issued in Northumberland after 1837 for just £10
per certificate (or £20 priority service). You can even
order your certificate online or by telephone - for more
information please click here.
Certificates issued outside Northumberland
For certificates issued outside Northumberland, contact the
General Register Office. Click on the links below for:
issued in England and Wales
issued in Scotland