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Temporary Home Access to Ancestry
While the libraries are closed, library members can access Ancestry Online from home. To do this go to the Library Catalogue Account page and login with your library card. The Ancestry link will then appear, and you can search though thousands of records at home.
Enjoy free online resources www.bournemouth.gov.uk/cyberlibrary
Also if you have a Libraries West membership card (e.g. Poole, Christchurch, Highcliffe, Dorset libraries) look on www.librarieswest.org.uk web pages for more information.
Learn about your local history
We have birth, death and marriage records for Bournemouth dating back to 1837. We also have a collection of Bournemouth and Christchurch Parish Registers, with some records going back to 1576.
You can make copies of records for a charge.
We can provide details of family history researchers who will undertake research for a fee.
To learn more about family and local history, visit our Heritage Zone.
Burial and cremation records
To find burial and cremation records, contact our Crematorium & Cemetery team.
Family search fees are £18.50 per 30 minutes. We won’t charge you more than £75.