Uncover your family history
Key records for family history research, including: 1841-1901 census; birth, marriage and death records; street directories, telephone directories, school and military lists. Please visit your local library as Ancestry can only be accessed from within Waltham Forest libraries.
Find my Past
Research your family history
Find My Past allows you to search or browse over 750 million family history records, including the 1911 census. You can also find a wide range of other records, including: births, marriages and deaths; migration records and passenger lists 1793 to 1960; military records and Probate index records. Please visit your local library as Find My Past can only be accessed from within Waltham Forest libraries.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of 55,000 biographies of the men and women who shaped the history of the Britain and beyond.
Who's Who & Who Was Who
The essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in all walks of life, in the UK and worldwide, published annually since 1849.