Ancestry library edition is a subscription database, similar to the popular Ancestry.com, where you can search for information on your ancestors free within the State Library building.
Popular databases include:
- Australian convict index 1788-1868
- UK census records and images for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 covering England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man but not Ireland
- US census records and images 1790-1930
- British Army World War 1 pension records 1914-1920
- Pallot’s Marriage Index 1780-1837
- British phone books 1880-1984
- UK birth, marriage and death indexes 1837-2005 (not complete but worth searching)*
*Remember that Ancestry is providing access to the indexes not to the original certificates. These will have to be ordered from the relevant registry office
What else can I find?
Other types of records include: parish records, wills, immigration records, directories, land records, court records, newspapers, gazetteers, maps and photographs
What can I do with my results?
To print your results click on Print and follow the on-screen instructions for the best results. Always use the Print Preview option first because there is often a blank page before and after your image.
There is the option to email your results but use this with caution as you can only ever email 5 results to any one email address.
Watch this space!
Family History subject specialists will soon be offering training courses on using Ancestry library edition for interested staff.