Why we purchased this resource for our patrons


Powered by, the Ancestry Library Edition user interface, search engines and content come from the popular consumer website. The product is hosted and maintained by Ancestry and consists of the following features:

*The Search menu enables users to search across the entire product (global search), specific record collections, or individual databases. In addition, interactive country maps let the user explore and search record collections by location.

*Card Catalog feature enables users to find specific record collections and databases by title and/or keywords.

*New Collections is a rolling list of databases that were recently added or updated.

*The Learning Center menu contains US Research Guides and Other Resources, including: Research aids for Getting Started, Census, Beyond the Basics, Immigration, Military and Ethic Research.

*County maps with county seats and other information obtained from Ancestry’s Redbook and Ancestry Wiki.

*The Charts and Forms menu includes: Blank copies of the Ancestral Chart, Research Calendar, Research Extract, Correspondence Record, Family Group Sheet, and Source Summary. There are also blank Census forms for US, UK and Canadian censuses.

*The Message Boards feature contains the world’s largest online genealogy community with over 25 million posts on more than 198,000 boards. The messages are read-only in the library edition.

*Ancestry Library Edition has over 8,000 searchable domestic and international databases for genealogical research, containing more than 8.9 billion total records.

*Family Trees collection contains more than two billion public family trees (read-only).

*Census and Voter Lists contain over 1.5 billion records from the following: US Federal Census 1790-1940, Census of Canada 1851-1921, UK Census 1841-1911, and other national censuses.England Electoral Rolls 1832-1865, Australia Electoral Rolls 1930-1980, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853-1981, Sweden Indexed Household Clerical Surveys 1880-1893, and similar records from many other countries. US state, county and territorial censuses.

*Birth, Marriage and Death Records contains over 3 billion records of births, baptisms, christenings, civil registrations, marriages and divorces, deaths, burials, and obituaries for dozens of countries. Examples include:England Select Births and Christenings 1538 1975, Mexico Select Baptisms 1560- 1950 and Germany Select Births and Baptisms 1558 1898. Sweden Church Records 1500-1941.

*Find A Grave Index with enhanced search, 1600-Current.

*Drouin Collection 1621-1967 (largest French Canadian genealogy resource available).

*Social Security Death Index 1935-2014.

*Military collection includes 180 million records from US and foreign pension files and service records from the Colonial to Vietnam era, WWI and WWII draft registration cards, battle summaries, and more.

*Immigration and Travel contains over 250 million records from passenger lists, citizenship and naturalization records, border crossings and passports, crew lists, immigration and emigration books, and more. Examples include: New York, Passenger Lists 1820-1957. Border Crossings from Canada to US, 1895- 1956.US Passport Applications, 1795-1925. UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960. New South Wales, Australia Unassisted  Immigrant Passenger Lists 1826-1922. Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934.US Naturalization Records 1840-1957.

*Schools, Directories and Church Histories contain city and area directories, professional and organizational directories, church histories and records, school lists and yearbooks, telephone directories, and more. Key titles include: US City Directories 1822-1995.US Public Records Index 1950-1993.British Phone Books 1880-1984.US School Yearbooks 1880-2012.UK Medical Registers 1859-1959.

* Obituaries Index consists of facts extracted from obituaries found on™ dating from the early 1800’s to current.

*Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills collection contains many state, county and country land records, tax lists, court, governmental and criminal records, wills and probates, estates and guardian records, and bank and insurance records. Examples include: US IRS Tax Assessment Lists 1862-1918.New York Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999.US General Land Office Records 1796-1907.Freedmen’s Bureau Records of Field Offices 1863-1878.England and Wales Criminal Registers 1791- 1892. Ireland Griffith’s Valuation 1847-1864.

*Other collections contain stories, newspapers, histories, maps and photos, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (152 Vols.), Stars and Stripes Newspaper 1918-1964, passenger ship pictures, and Library of Congress Photo Collection 1840- 2000.

How to access this resource (call us if you need the prefix code and any additional help)

You can only access this service from the library and possibly the parking lot. Just locate the Ancestry icon on one of our computers (or click on the button below) to start searching!