Ancestry Library

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library

What is Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is similar (but not identical) to the consumer version.   Ancestry Library Edition provides resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.

How Do I Get Started?

Please Note: Ancestry Library Edition is only available inside Sonoma County Library buildings on library computers or your personal devices using Sonoma County Library Wi-Fi. 

Click the "Go" button above to access this resource

Ancestry is divided into several thousand separate databases. Two recommended ways to get started with Ancestry:

  1. Click the All Databases link at the bottom of the Ancestry home page. Then, type in a search in the Keyword(s) box. You can use searches such as:

    • Revolutionary war

    • Texas census

    • Massachusetts

    OR

  2. Click the Search option next to the green Home label at the top of the Ancestry home page. Then, select from the list on the right side of the page. The list includes types of resources such as:

    • Birth, marriage, and death records

    • Passenger lists

    • Family trees and message boards with information and questions from other Ancestry users

Significant resources in Ancestry include

  • U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930

    Complete images, many every-name census indexes

  • UK Census Collection, 1861-1901

    Census data and images

  • US Immigration Collection

    Ship’s logs and passenger indexes, linked to images of original documents

  • Vital Records and Social Security Death Index

    Birth, marriage, and death records

  • Military Collection

    WW I draft registration cards—98% of males under 46 in 1917-18; Civil War, WW II, Korean War records

  • Reference Collection

    Search major genealogy reference books; browse over 700 historic and modern maps

  • Reference Collection

    Search major genealogy reference books; browse over 700 historic and modern maps

Ancestry images

Available for Use on

Library computers or your personal devices using Sonoma County Library Wi-Fi.  There is currently no app for the Library Edition of this product. 

Nee Help?

Contact us by emailphone or in person at any library branch

Also available is this website for tips and training from the vendor: https://proquest.libguides.com/ancestrylibraryedition

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