Ancestry.com freely available in Oxford Central Library

If any Oxford historians would like free access to Ancestry.com, then you might like to know that the Oxford Central Library, nr Westgate Centre, provides access to Ancestry Library Edition – as do many other public libraries across the UK.

The Family and Local History section on the top level of the Central Library has 4-5 PCs where you can access Ancestry Library Edition. Please note that you can’t open an Ancestry personal account for the purposes of creating family trees. You can print from a PC or save to memory stick.

Ancestry.com is particularly useful for family and genealogical research, esp. British, North American and Australian. You can trace a family tree using the largest site online including the UK Census from 1841; birth, marriage and death records; parish and probate records. Here is a listing topics and sources:

Birth, Marriage & Death
Birth, Baptism & Christening
Marriage & Divorce
Death, Burial, Cemetery & Obituaries

Census & Voter Lists
UK Census Collection
U.S. Federal Census Collection
Canadian Census Collection

Immigration & Travel
Passenger Lists
Citizenship & Naturalization Records
Border Crossings & Passports

Military
Draft, Enlistment and Service
Casualties
Soldier, Veteran & Prisoner Rolls & Lists

Schools, Directories & Church Histories
City & Area Directories
Professional & Organizational Directories
Church Histories & Records

Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills
Land Records
Tax Lists
Court, Governmental & Criminal Records

Other useful resources

FamilySearch

Top 100 Most Popular Genealogy Websites

Medieval English Genealogy

Familiennamenbuch der Schweiz

Genealogische Datenbank Familie Beuss

and more from HFL Delicious: census websites, genealogy websites. If you want to make suggestions of other genealogy or census websites for bookmarking, please email Isabel Holowaty.