Family history

Access to family history research websites includes free access to Ancestry in all our libraries.

At Weston local information includes newspapers, parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, cemetery memorial inscriptions, soldiers who died in the world wars, and family trees of some local families at Weston Library.

If you need help with your research, volunteers from local history societies hold sessions at some of our libraries:

  • Weston Library – Saturdays, 2-3.30pm and Tuesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Yatton Library – first Tuesday of the month, 10am-12pm. Booking with the library needed
  • Portishead Library – second Wednesday of the month, 2-4pm
  • Worle Library – fourth Friday of the month 2-4pm
  • Clevedon Library – contact the library for details
  • Congresbury Library – contact the library for details
  • Nailsea Library – Thursdays 2-4pm and Friday, 10-12 noon. Booking with the library needed