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 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.

You can now access Ancestry Library from home until 31 December 2021. You will need your library card and pin number. If you’ve forgotten your pin number the default is your year of birth, for example 19**.

Go to Ancestry Library now

Find My Past

Marlborough District Library (Blenheim) 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

Due to licensing restrictions Find My Past is only available at Marlborough District Library (Blenheim) on select computers.


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


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