Branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will offer a version of Ancestry.com to anyone using the public computers or on most any WiFi capable device. This Library Edition of Ancestry is only available inside the library. It offers a variety of options in searching records to downloading useful forms.
Distributed exclusively by ProQuest, AncestryLibrary delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and limited databases. It is an online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and many other countries.
Anyone with a valid library card or a WiFi device will be able to access more than 7,000 available databases. Unlock the story of family history with sources like censuses, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
Government records and collections deliver hundreds of millions of names from federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records. Military collections deliver over 150 million records containing information often not found elsewhere and includes records from the colonial to the Vietnam era.
Multimedia collections deliver millions of files ranging from family photos and scanned documents, to postcards and newsreels.
International collections offer censuses for England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and Scotland, with nearly 200 million records: Births and Baptisms (1834-1906), Marriage Licenses (1521-1869), Deaths and Burials (1834-1934), and Poor Law Records (1840-1938) in London and many other countries as well.
For more information and branch locations, visit the library website at www.jgrls.org or find the library system on Facebook (JacksonGeorgeLibrary).