Open access area

The open access area, located within the Society's Bookshop, has been equipped with 2 computers which give free access to the following family history websites:

  • ancestry.com
  • ancestry.co.uk
  • findmypast.co.uk
  • familyrelatives.com
  • originsnetwork.com
  • TNA Documents on-line

It is operated on a self-service basis, and gives you the opportunity to sample some of the resources within the library . Access is free, but this does not include entry to the main library where our normal visitor fees apply.


The open access area is available to use on a first come first served basis from 10am to 5.30pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, and 10am - 7.30pm on Thursdays. Printouts can be made at a charge of 25p per copy.