Since 2017 the genealogy website Ancestry Library Edition has been available for patron use at the library. Now, during our temporary closing, it is available for our patrons to use at home. This free resource gives access to many of the same records found on their subscription site, Ancestry.com. Over 30,000 Ancestry.com record collections are included. That’s 11 billion records, including U.S. and international offerings! That number will continue to grow as new records are regularly added. In addition to records, you will find message boards to connect with other users, a learning center featuring research aides and state information, and printable charts and forms to help organize your research.

How to access Ancestry Library Edition from home:

Click on My Account at the top of this page.

Log in with your library card number and PIN number.

Copy and paste the remote access link into your browser and use the password given to sign in to Ancestry Library Edition.

Tip: The paid site, Ancestry.com, allows you to register for a free account at their paid site. You can begin to build your family tree there. Some records are always free  but occasionally they grant access to other records. You'll get emails letting you know when this is happening. Right now they have teamed up with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to offer access to nearly 500 million records and images for free! That's in addition to free at-home history lesson plans for K-12 students!

Creating a free Ancestry account

A free Ancestry.com account will require a visit to a separate website.

For help with Ancestry Library Edition click here.

You may also contact us at technicalclerk@portvillelibrary.org or send a message through Facebook.

 

Get help with your library card here.

Get a library card here.

Ancestry Library Edition