Tell Your Story With Ancestry
If you’re wondering about your roots, but don’t know how to start researching your family history, check out Ancestry Library Edition. This free resource will have you learning about your heritage in no time.
Simple to use, Ancestry Library Edition is stocked with billions of records, like census data, city directories, cemeteries, wills and probates, and immigration information. The library also has digitized newspaper archives, such as Newspapers.com, that can be goldmines for family historians.
What do you need to get started? Your library card and a list of relatives with any details you know about them – birth and death dates, places where they lived, companies they worked for, military service, etc. That information will give you starting points for your research. Check out our tutorial for other tips on getting started.
You can access Ancestry Library Edition on-site at any library location, or log in from home by following the instructions below. Home access is available until December 31, 2021.
Get started at home in just 3 easy steps:
- Log into your library account with your library card number and pin.
- Click the Ancestry link in the bottom right corner.
- Click 'Begin Searching' to begin your research.