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.
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
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.
Each Register Office within Northumberland keeps the original
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registers for its own District from
1837 to the present day.
For more information please click here.
Some of our libraries have microfilm and microfiche readers
enabling you to read local newspapers on microfilm from as early as
1855. Also available are Northumberland Census Records from 1841 -
1901. Other collections are available on microfilm and microfiche
To find out more information and what
libraries have readers please click here.
If you want to see what the area your family lived in used to be
like; Morpeth Library has a large collection of maps including 25
inch Ordnance Survey Maps of Northumberland dating from the
library staff can offer help and guidance on family history if
you need it. Library staff can offer advice on how to get started
when researching your family tree and even assist if you have more
For more information and contact details please
Parish registers are not available in libraries. They are kept
by the Northumberland Collections Service. They can be accessed
through their facilities at Woodhorn Museum. The Local Studies
library is also housed at Woodhorn.
Please click here to find out what else is
available at Woodhorn.
You can 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.
For certificates issued outside Northumberland, contact the
General Register Office. Click on the links below for:
issued in England and Wales
issued in Scotland
issued in Ireland
Use our free online resources to research your family history
with Ancestry, read historical newspaper articles or find out about
famous figures past and present. Just click on the logos to find
Please note Ancestry and British Newspaper Archive can only be
used in Northumberland Libraries and not at home.