Internet Access

The Society has a suite of personal computers which can be used to access online genealogical databases via the Internet. The computers were generously donated by The Halsted Trust.

Members and visitors are reminded that internet access is for genealogical research only.

Online Database Access

The following organisations have kindly provided the Society access to most databases on their web sites free of charge:

  • British Newspapers Online
  • Familysearch (Family History Centre access)

We also subscribe to the National Archives’ Documents Online service.


The Society also now offers free wifi in the building for members and visitors bringing their own portable wifi devices.  The passcode can be found on the notice boards,use of the passcode will be deemed as agreement to the Society's terms and conditions of use (hard copies are available at library counters).