Posted: Wednesday 31st October 2018
During Archives Month use the British Newspaper Archive of local newspapers to find out about how we lived in Britain during the 19th & 20th centuries. You might find out something about where your family came from and major events that happened there. Access the Newspapers Archive at any Hertfordshire library.
Another fascinating research tool The Times Digital Archive goes back to 1785 and contains every article and advert published right up to 2008. Use this resource in the library, at home or on the move at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/orlib
To find out more about your own ancestors try two family history websites for free in any Hertfordshire library.
Find My Past has over four billion records and eleven million historic newspaper pages and Ancestry has access to one billion searchable UK family history records. On both of these sites you can search military records, parish records, censuses, births, marriages and deaths, passenger lists and phone books. Ask staff for more information about getting online.
Do you need to find reliable and accurate sources of information to help you find out about benefits, rights at work or health issues?
Information4living is available for free for library members via www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/orlib . Use your postcode to find local information in your area as well as key national sources such as www.gov.uk for government departments and www.nhs.uk the UK’s largest health website which provides information and advice to help you manage your healthcare