Family & Local History

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Also if you have a Libraries West membership card (e.g. Poole, Christchurch, Highcliffe, Dorset libraries) look on web pages for more information.

You can hold membership cards for both Libraries West and Bournemouth Libraries.

Temporary Home Access to Ancestry

Library members can access Ancestry Online from home until 31st March 2021. To do this go to the Library Catalogue Account page and login with your library card. A link to Ancestry will then appear, and you can search through thousands of records at home.

Ancestry Library Edition

AncestryInformation on family history including census records, military records births   marriages and deaths, military records and more. Available in BCP libraries.







Useful links

Dorset History Centre

Hampshire Records Office