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Online Subscriptions

As a benefit to members, GSQ offers access to the following subscription websites at our Resource Centre:


GSQ has an institution subscription to Ancestry.com which is available on six computers. The backbone of the Ancestry.com website is all the records added to the site. Search the USA, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, with the institution subscription.

Immigration Records - these helpful records can tell you when your ancestors traveled, where they started, who they traveled with — even when they became a citizen or were naturalised.

Census Records - Every ten years these goldmines of genealogy information were taken. They give you details like a person’s name, age, parent’s birthplace, occupation and more.


GSQ has subscriptions to FindMyPast World on three computers

FindMyPast United Kingdom has the most complete England, Wales & Scotland census collection - from 1841. Most complete online index of birth, death and marriage records. Parish baptisms, marriages and burials dating from 1538. Military, armed forces and conflict records from WWI, WWII & more.

FindMyPast Ireland has Census, Land and Substitutes - over 3 million records to help you fill the gaps left by the loss of pre-1901 Irish censuses. Land and estates records, in particular, make excellent census substitutes. The collection contains the largest and most detailed records available including the Landed Estate Court rentals and 1.4 million names in Griffith’s Valuation.

FindMyPast Australia/New Zealand has Census, Land and Surveys - these records are vital for family historians. The collection includes millions of records from Australia and New Zealand including the ever-important electoral rolls, invaluable when census data is not always available.

FindMyPast World has United States of America, Canada and the British East India Company records. Irish Newspapers, international newspapers and US & Canadian newspapers.


GSQ has a library subscription to TheGenealogistNew Master Search - what's particularly different about TheGenealogist.co.uk is the range of powerful tools available for locating your ancestors. We have now released a new Master Search making all our records easily accessible at the click of a button.

This comprehensive search tool allows you to use one simple form to search through our millions of records, including Parish Records, Wills, Newspapers, Census, Non-Conformist Registers, and more. The simple to use interface allows you to search for a person, family, or an address, incorporating the previous searches such as the Family Forename Search, House & Street Search, and Keyword Master Search".

 British Newspaper Archive

GSQ has a library subscription to the British Newspaper Archive. The British Library's newspaper collections are among the finest in the world, containing most of the runs of newspapers published in the UK since 1800.

The scale of the newspaper publishing industry from the early 19th century onwards is enormous, with many cities and towns publishing several newspapers simultaneously, often aimed at distinct audiences depending on social status, geographical location and political affiliation. The first stage of this project focuses on runs published before1900 and will include titles from cities such as Birmingham, Derby, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Leeds and York, along with local titles from London boroughs.

Newspapers which aimed at county circulation - from Staffordshire to Sussex -  also feature prominently, providing an unrivalled picture of provincial life spanning the whole of the 19th century. These provide a rich supplement to resources already available online, such as the UK census.

Biographical Database of Australia

BDA is a new research tool for historians and genealogists comprising transcripts and indexes of many original records and published biographies of deceased individuals who arrived in or were born in Australia, starting from the earliest times.

The National Archives (Kew)  

GSQ has an online subscription to UK National Arcives (Kew). Members can access and download digital documents remotely (at home) at no cost. The normal cost of downloading a documents is £3.30 or AUD6.55