Research your family tree for free - here's how

East Riding Libraries customers can now access Find my Past and Ancestry.com free from home with their library card log in.  At normal times, this has only been possible using the computers in libraries, which are currently closed.

Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 1:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 1:52 pm
Free research

Using these sites, customers can build a family tree with full access to online databases of births, deaths and marriages, and other features.

Customers need to visit: https://library.eastriding.gov.uk/web/arena/ancestryTo proceed, customers just need their library card number and pin. Anyone who isn't a member can join online, and if customers have forgotten or misplaced their library cards, a new one can also be requested online.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: “Since we launched links to Find my Past and Ancestry.com through our library catalogue last week, we've already had hundreds of clicks on the links – it’s clear that this facility is going to prove very popular with people who are now at home and have the time to research their family history.”