Ancestry Library Edition


Available at all library locations. No remote access.

Library version of Access billions of names in many genealogical databases, including Census Records, Passenger Lists, and the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Ireland records.

Use this resource to access:

  • U.S. collections: deliver hundreds of millions of names from the federal and U.S. census, birth, death, and marriage records, including the Social Security Death Index, U.S. border crossing, and trans-ocean ship records.
  • Canadian collections: provide millions of records from the Census of Canada and essential vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec.
  • U.K. collections: offer censuses for England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and Scotland, with millions of records, births and baptisms (1834-1906), marriage licenses (1521-1869), deaths and burials (1834-1934), and Poor Law Records (1840-1938) in London.

Other international collections continue to grow with more than 46 million records from:

  • The German census vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists, and phone directories.
  • 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 records contain information often not found elsewhere; and include records from the colonial to the Vietnam era.
  • Multimedia collections deliver millions of files, from family and gravestone photos to postcards and newsreels.