History research at your library

Family history

Every Thurrock library gives free use of the Ancestry and Find My Past websites.

A library card – Thurrock, Essex or Southend – is all you need, but you can only access Ancestry and Find My Past in libraries. You can use library computers for up to 2 hours a day.

As well as books on how to research your family, Grays library has a collection of family history resources on the first floor:

  • Thurrock parish registers (births, deaths, marriages) on microfilm
  • Thurrock census returns on microfilm 1841-1891
  • Thurrock census returns on microfiche 1901
  • indexes to census returns 1851,1881
  • Thurrock electoral registers 1936-2001