Family History volunteer

With more and more information on genealogy becoming available on the internet, tracing the history of your family is an extremely popular pastime.

As a family history volunteer you will help to get people started on their journey into the past, using resources such as Ancestry at the library. Experience of family history research would be helpful for this role.

Applying to volunteer in a library

Our library staff may contact you shortly to discuss your application and answer any questions you may have. Please contact us for more information about any volunteer role.

Before you start you will need:

  • Details of 2 referees 

Some volunteer roles require a DBS check to ensure the protection of vulnerable residents. We will advise you how this process is carried out if necessary.

Apply to be a Family History volunteer 


  • Researching family history using online resources 
  • Working one to one helping customers with their family history enquiries

Skills and abilities needed

  • Experience at family history research
  • Comfortable using a computer


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