City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 070921
Long Beach Public Library Now Offering Free Ancestry Resource
Gina Robinson
Digital Services Librarian
Long Beach Public Library

Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will be showcasing a different digital resource each month via the LBPL website and social media pages. This month kicks it off with Ancestry Library Edition, a resource that can be used to gather information about one’s genealogy and family history.

“Our City’s library system has so many great resources available to the community,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “One of the best is this opportunity to learn about your own history. We encourage the community to check it out and take advantage of everything the library has to offer.”

The easy-to-use Ancestry Library Edition is stocked with billions of records, such as Census data, city directories, cemeteries, wills, probate, immigration information and more to help an individual learn about their roots. In addition to this resource, LBPL also offers digitized newspaper archives that can be especially useful for family historians.

“Genealogy is growing in popularity for a reason,” said Long Beach Public Library Director Glenda Williams. “It’s fun and fascinating! Ancestry Library Edition is the perfect tool to research your family history.”

LBPL card holders can access Ancestry Library Edition on-site at any of the open library locations, or log in from a personal device through the Library’s website. Remote access to the tool will remain available through December 31, 2021. All Digital Library resources are available to LBPL card holders free of charge.  

For more information about Ancestry Library Edition or library services, visit or call 562.570.7500. To stay up to date on all the latest news, follow the LBPL on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.