Ancestry Library Now Available from Home

At-Home Access Available Through December 31, 2021!

ProQuest and its partner have made Ancestry Library temporarily available for research from home.

Research your family tree from your own home. All you need is your library card number and password or PIN to log on.

To get started, go to Ancestry Library and follow the link to the resource.  Enter your library card number and password/PIN and you will be passed through to Ancestry Library.

Ancestry Library log in screen                    

Click AncestryLibrary...


... then enter your library card number and barcode.

Search census images, access vital records, browse military records and search passenger lists and other immigration to find out more about your family's story.

A huge number of records are available, which can make searching feel like a daunting task, but there are resources and options to help you along.

For starters, begin with the brief video tutorial, opens a new window to get a quick introduction to Ancestry Library, what is available, and how it works.

To get started with Ancestry Library itself, you can dive right in with a search. The more information you can include in a search will help you zero in on what you are looking for.

If you are having trouble using the resources available or would like to get more details on researching your family history using Ancestry Library, be sure to check out the Learning Center, opens a new window. The Learning Center includes information on getting started and tips on using the records available.

You can print records, save them to a flash drive, or send records to yourself. Learn more about sending records to yourself in the video below.

Good luck, and happy searching! As always, if you have any questions please get in touch with us and our library staff will be eager to assist.

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