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Genealogy @ Gravenhurst Library

By Linda Scell

GRAVENHURST —“ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today.

It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world.

This collection, with thousands of databases and billions of indexed names, is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest® Online. 

U.S. collections deliver hundreds of millions of names from sources such as 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.

Canadian collections provide nearly 60 million records from the Census of Canada, and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly 30 million baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec.

U.K. 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 more.”

Come in and use this e-resource at the Gravenhurst Public Library to increase your knowledge of Ancestry Library Edition and upgrade your searching skills. View the following online seminars free of charge:

1. Home Page – Basic – Canadian Focus  

2. Advanced – U. K. & Ireland Focus

3. How to use the Card Catalogue

4. Workshop features and tips on U. S. Content

5. Home Page – Basic – U. S. Focus

6. 1940 U. S. Federal Census

Just bring in a set of ear phones or purchase a pair at the library. 

Browse through our latest book on the topic of genealogy:

How to trace your family tree:  discover your personal roots and British heritage: everything from accessing archives and public record offices to using the internet by Kathy Chater.

Proquest : : 2014

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