Family History

You might like to visit your local library or archive service to research your family’s history, to explore your ancestors or maybe you are researching your family tree. Public libraries and archive record offices in Wales currently provide free access to Ancestry Online. This resource can help you with your family history research.

The online access is usually only available from computers in public libraries and archive/record offices in Wales, but currently while public libraries are closed, access is being provided remotely.

For information on how to access Ancestry remotely, visit your library’s local authority website on Find your nearest library.

What other resources are available to research my family history?

Explore Archives wording

The archives service in Wales provides help and support with family history research. Begin by visiting the Archives Wales website (Opens in a new window).