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About FTS

FTS is a web-based directory of family history resources held in public libraries in the UK and Ireland and is the on-line starting-place to find information about materials in public libraries which will help you trace your family history.

Often sources available in libraries will not be available from record offices, and record offices hold many sources libraries do not - our aim has been to guide you to what you want quickly, and to provide contact information and other relevant advice to help you. We very much regret that we are unable to answer your personal enquiries: all the information we have is already presented on this website. Guidance and/or further resources to help you in your research is available from the following

Finally, we wish you the best of luck in your research!

If you have any queries about this service, or if you are a library service and wish to update your record, please email ancestry@familytreeservice.co.uk

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