Update: 10 June 2021
Until 31 December 2021, you are able to access Ancestry from home.
Update: January 2021
The initial period extended further to 31 March 2021.
Update: 28 April 2020
The initial period, which was due to end on 30 April, has now been extended to the end of May 2020 and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
Update: 9 April 2020
Doncaster Library has announced that their customers now have free access to Findmypast, similar to the arrangement with Ancestry:
“In light of the circumstances we are all facing, Find My Past are able to provide access to your library subscription via username and password.
The link and your login details will be displayed on the right once you log into the library website.
DO NOT share your login details. You will not be able to log into your personal Findmypast account to use the library subscription. Additionally, for privacy reasons, please do not start or update your own family trees on this account.”
Posted: 3 April 2020
Doncaster Library has made arrangements with Ancestry for Doncaster Library members to be able to access Ancestry from home free of charge until 30 April 2020, when it’s continuing availability during the present COVID19 crisis will be reviewed.
“Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.”
Customers will need to do the following:
- log in to the Doncaster Library website with their library card number and PIN (using the login box at the right hand side of the page) and then
- click “My Account” link in the top menu bar and then
- click “My Stuff” link in the drop-down menu
- you will then see the link to access Ancestry from home.
The Doncaster and District Family History Society on behalf of its members and the Doncaster Library customers thanks the Doncaster Library for making the above arrangements.