From this week (23rd January 2017) the popular genealogical website Find My Past will be available for the public to use for free in all Trafford Libraries.
The Find My Past website is an extremely popular tool for all those wanting to trace their family tree and contains information including birth, marriage and death records, census records (published every 10 years from 1841-1911), the 1939 register, electoral registers (UK edited version available from 2002-2014), military records and many other resources.
This is an entirely free service to the Council and has been made possible through the partnership work of the Greater Manchester Archives and Local Studies Partnership. Find My Past will be digitising a selection of GM local authority records over the next two years for inclusion on their site and in return will be supplying free access to all libraries in the Greater Manchester area for the next ten years.
Councillor Laura Evans, Executive Member for Transformation and Resources said: “This is a great opportunity for our residents to have access to a superb database of records. Until now, Find My Past has only been available via Trafford Local Studies Library based in Sale, but through the partnership work of the Greater Manchester Archives and Local Studies Partnership, the service is now accessible to all.
“The service on offer is fantastic, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about their ancestors, tracing their family tree and discovering their heritage.”
Although the service will be free for customers the usual charges will still apply for any printing.
For more information visit www.trafford.gov.uk/libraries
Posted on Wednesday 25th January 2017