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 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 – third Thursday of the month, 10am-12pm. Booking with the library needed
  • Portishead Library – every Friday, 10-11am pre-booked appointments, 11am-noon drop-in
  • Clevedon Library – contact the library for details
  • Congresbury Library – contact the library for details
  • Nailsea Library – Friday, 10-12 noon. Booking with the library needed