Monday, 20 May 2013

Ancestry Library Edition available in Aberdeenshire

The Library Edition of Ancestry ( is being freely offered to visitors at libraries in Aberdeenshire. Amongst offerings available via this version of the Ancestry site are the 1841-1901 Scottish census transcriptions.

Full details at


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers, starts May 15th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!


  1. It's also available in all Dumfries and Galloway libraries and library cyber centres. Has been for a few years now.
    You'll need a library card to access it but visitor membership for pc use is easy - just take your bank card/NEC card etc. for ID and fill in the form. If you fancy borrowing something to read or watch while you're in the area then you'll need proof of home address as well, driving licence is ideal. In case you're wondering - I was library staff for over a quarter of a century LOL

  2. Many thanks - yes, several libraries across the country already offer it, just picked up on Aberdeenshire through the attached article!