FindMyPast lets you search original documents to trace your family tree.

What is FindMyPast?

FindMyPast is an online genealogy service which makes many original historical documents available to search, so you can explore a collection of records and historical newspapers to find your ancestors and trace your family tree.

Using this database can help you to research birth, marriage and death records for England and Wales, UK census data, electoral rolls, British newspapers, British military records, Irish records and emigration records.

FindMyPast​ also gives access to the 1939 Register, which gives a snapshot of the civilian population of England and Wales at the outbreak of the Second World War.

FindMyPast is available in all Glasgow Libraries with your library card.

How to access FindMyPast.

Please visit any Glasgow Library, log on to a public PC and go to FindMyPast

You can join the library at the information desk, or visit our Join the Library page. 


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