Come Learn How to Use Ancestry.com!

Looking to research your family tree, but not sure where to start? Want to find out who owned your house in the 1800’s? Ancestry.com Library Edition is an expansive resource for genealogy and historical information, with over 20 billion records in its database, and about 2 million added each day. It contains literally billions of genealogical records focusing primarily on the United States, with some records from Europe and Canada. Highlights include immigration and naturalization records, fully indexed U.S. Census records from 1790 to 1940, and Massachusetts vital records from the colonial era to the early 20th century.

Trying to narrow down all of this information to just what you are looking for can be overwhelming! Join our Reference Department and Genealogy Research volunteer Jeanne Burnell in the Literacy Lab on Tuesday, August 27th at 2:00 for a two-hour tutorial on using the library’s Ancestry database. Learn how to use our tools to investigate your own family history. There will be time at the end of the session to ask any questions about your ancestry research.

Registration is required as space is limited – follow this link to sign up.

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