Ancestry™ Library Edition now available at Pima County Public Libraryby Pima County News on Feb. 01, 2013, under Pima County, Public Library, Southern Arizona, Tucson
Family tree trackers and genealogy junkies, do we have great news for you! Ancestry Library Edition is now available at all Pima County Public Library (PCPL) locations. Powered by Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, Ancestry Library Edition allows you to research U.S. birth, marriage, and death records, immigration records, Census records, family histories, court records, directories, photos, and military records.
Ancestry Library Edition is free and only available from inside the library. Just go to any branch to access this online resource via the library’s website. You can use it on any library computer, or research as long as you like with your personal laptop inside the library.
“Ancestry is probably going to be one of our most popular online resources ever,” said PCPL’s Electronic Resources Librarian Jennifer Caldwell. “Along with updating our website’s genealogy page, we’ve provided training to our staff because patrons who are doing genealogy research frequently ask us questions about resources they can use.”
Certain features and functionality that Ancestry.com subscribers have are not included in the institutional versions of Ancestry, including the Family Tree Tab ways to share and manage the information you find at Ancestry.com.
Also, certain databases that are available on Ancestry.com are NOT available on Ancestry Library Edition (ALE):
- Family Trees
- Historical Newspaper Collection
- Family and Local History Collection
- Obituary Collection
- Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
- Filby’s Passenger and Immigration Lists Index (PLI)
- Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI)
- Freedman’s Bank Records
PCPL has many genealogy resources available online that you can use anywhere, anytime. All you need is your library card and PIN. Resources include: HeritageQuest, America’s Obituaries, Arizona Daily Star archives, Arizona birth and death certificates, and much more.
About Pima County Public Library
The Pima County Public Library (PCPL), which is headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., enriches lives and builds community through opportunities to learn, know, interact and grow. With 27 public libraries serving Tucson and the surrounding communities of Arivaca, Green Valley, Sahuarita, South Tucson, Ajo, Marana, Oro Valley and Catalina, PCPL provides a wide range of free services that contribute to the economic development of the community. For more information, visit www.library.pima.gov.