Family History

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Family History

Researching your family tree? Curious to know more about your history? Look no further than our collection of family history resources.

Marlborough District Libraries have several collections relating to family history, and genealogy.

Access Ancestry.com from home

Marlborough District Libraries has a subscription to Ancestry Library, an online family history resource that allows you to search your family’s history.

From 1 January 2022 you will need to visit the library to access Ancestry Library.

Find My Past

Marlborough District Libraries has access to Find My Past Database. This resource can help you find:

  • birth, death and marriage records
  • cemetery records
  • probate, land and court records;
  • will indexes
  • migration records
  • criminal reports
  • electoral rolls and censuses
  • directories, almanacs and government gazettes
  • military records
  • social, biographical and historical information to provide background context

Find My Past can be accessed from either Marlborough District Library (Blenheim) or Picton Library and Service Centre. Due to licensing restrictions Find My Past is only available on one catalogue computer at any one time.

Family Search

Family Search can help you discover your heritage and connect with family members.

It provides searches for:

  • records
  • images
  • family trees
  • genealogies
  • books

Family Search can be accessed from either Marlborough District Library (Blenheim) or Picton Library and Service Centre.

Catalogue

We have a large number of titles available at the libraries about family history and genealogy.

Search the catalogue for family history and genealogy books

Databases

Marlborough District Council’s cemetery database is available online.

Search the MDC Cemetery Database

Need help accessing these resources or would you like help researching your family tree?

Contact us to Book a Librarian