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Ancestry is here!

Helping you trace your family history?

Are you tracing your family history? Are you having difficulty finding the right records because your ancestors emigrated, or perhaps some of your descendants are from other parts of the UK?

West Dunbartonshire Libraries can help. Ancestry.co.uk, the genealogy website, is now available for library users in all libraries.

With more than 5 billion names, in over 4000 collections, this fantastic resource offers a wide and diverse variety of records to research. It includes Scottish, English and US Census records, English birth, marriage and death records, immigration collections, ships passenger lists, army records and much, much more.

FREE Ancestry Site Access Update 

As all of our libraries are currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak FREE access to this site using a computer located within one of West Dunbartonshire libraries is no longer available. For a limited period of time during the coronavirus pandemic, West Dunbartonshire Libraries are able to offer members access to Ancestry Library Edition from the comfort of their own home

You can access this FREE service by visiting our online catalogue* and logging in using your library account number and PIN.  If you're not currently a library member, you can  register online