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 notorious figures 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 connected to the United Kingdom.

Free with your library card. Your login is the letters MED followed by your library card number (for example MED123456789).

You don’t need to log in when using a Medway Libraries' computer. 

View the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography