Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Using Ancestry Library for Genealogy Research

 Ancestry Library  - Census, military & immigration records for genealogy research

   Berkeley Heights Public Library offers library patrons access to Ancestry Library for their genealogical research. The following resources in Ancestry Library can be searched for free: the US Census from 1790 – 1940; vital records including birth, marriage and death records; ship passenger lists; immigration records; city directories, professional directories and British phone books; newspapers; school yearbooks and church directories; military records including draft and enlistment records. Over 11 billion records are accessible in the Ancestry Library database.
  Ancestry Library is the only database offered by the library that must be used while in the library using library computers or by using library wifi on your device. HeritageQuest, another genealogy database offered by BHPL, can be accessed from home by library card holders by going to our ‘Articles and Databases’ webpage 
  For beginning genealogists, Ancestry Library offers  ‘Learning Center’ and ‘Beyond the Basics’ sections in the database that will teach the user how to navigate the resources. Reference librarians can help patrons find the database and point out the basics to get you started finding your ancestors and personal history.

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