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Family history

Medway library members have access to online services to help them research their family history.

Ancestry Library edition

Ancestry has over 4 billion historical censuses, military records, passenger lists, parish records and other sources to help you discover your ancestors.

Ancestry is only available on computers in Medway Libraries and at Medway Archives Centre.

American National Biography Online

Over 19,000 biographies of significant, influential or well know figures (no longer alive) from American history written by prominent scholars.

View the American National Biography Online.

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

A dictionary of famous and important people (no longer alive) connected to the United Kingdom.

Free with your library card. Your login is your library card number beginning with D or 056.

You do not need to log in when using a Medway Libraries' computer. 

View the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Burma star memorial 

Explore this free archive for the records of servicemen in HM and Allied Forces or the Nursing Services in the Burma Campaign of the 1939 to 1945 war.

View the burma star memorial.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Explore the records of the 1.7 million commonwealth men and women from WW1 and WW2 that we commemorate.