Anne Shaughnessy and Steve Browne, both Reference Librarians, will be reviving their popular presentation, Uncovering Your Family History With Ancestry® Library Edition, on January 16 at 7 PM. The class is full but we will be uploading a print version of our presentation to the Library’s website.
Ancestry Library Edition is the product of a partnership between Ancestry.com and ProQuest. This product is available only through libraries. ALE offers extensive coverage of genealogical records from the United States and the United Kingdom. Among these are census, birth, marriage, death, church, court, military and immigration records. Some records are also available from Canada, France, Germany and other European countries. Most of these resources are in English but a few others are in German or French. Many of the databases are just indexes of large collections of records but several others include images of the actual documents. In addition to traditional genealogical records, ALE offers photographs and maps. Ancestry Library Edition has understandably become one of the most popular and useful online genealogical resources available. Although it does not have all the records available in its private-subscription counterpart Ancestry.com, it is one of the most complete genealogical resources available for free in libraries.