Research Your Family History

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.

Ancestry Library is available at Saint Paul Public Library location. You can use one of our computers or bring your own and connect to the library's WiFi network to get started.

A huge number of records are available, which can make searching feel like a daunting task, but there are resource 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.

Although you have to be at the library to use Ancestry Library, you can print records, save them to a flash drive, or send records home to yourself.

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