Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry will end remote access December 31, 2021. Remote access was temporarily opened by Ancestry to library cardholders due to pandemic closures. Access will be available at all library locations.

Use this resource to access the following collections:

  • U.S. collections deliver hundreds of millions of names from sources such as federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records
  • Canadian collections provide nearly 60 million records from the Census of Canada; and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly 30 million baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec
  • U.K. collections offer censuses for England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and Scotland, with nearly 200 million records; Births and Baptisms (1834-1906), Marriage Licenses (1521-1869), Deaths and Burials (1834-1934), and Poor Law Records (1840-1938) in London; and more
  • Other international collections continue to grow with more than 46 million records from German census, vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists, phone directories, and more; Chinese surnames in the large and growing Jiapu Collection of Chinese lineage books; Jewish family history records from Eastern Europe and Russia; and more
  • Military collections deliver over 150 million records containing information often not found elsewhere; and includes records from the colonial to the Vietnam era
  • Multimedia collections deliver millions of files ranging from family and gravestone photos to postcards and newsreels

Access to more than 7 billion names in more than 4,000 genealogical databases including Census Records, Passenger Lists and UK & Ireland records. Library version of Ancestry.com.

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