Ancestry Fast Facts • Recommended Grade Level: 4-12 • More than 4,000 genealogy databases with a single search. Databases include • Complete U.S. Census & Index 1790-1940 • Birth, marriage, death records • Church records • Court records • Immigration records including ship details • Map Center contains more than 1,000 historical maps • Other notable collections include • WWI Draft Registration Cards • Federal Slave Narratives • Civil War collection with over 6,900 photographs • World War II newsreels • Stars & Stripes newspaper
Ancestry Special Note Access available only within library or classroom, not from home.
Start searching in a specific collection. Home Screen Blank census forms and charts to help record information.
Census and Voter Lists • Tips: • Allow for variations in spelling of names. • Think beyond genealogy – search for famous people. • Use address and locate home on map or Google Earth. • Look for occupations, value of home. • Who lived in the same house? • Where were parents born?
1930 CensusGeorge H Ruth (Babe Ruth) Occupation is Baseball Notice he lived with his in-laws, was married with two daughters, was the son of German immigrants, and many neighbors were immigrants.
Birth, Marriage, and Death records Many people will have links to their obituaries and photos.
Military Records Browse Histories, News, and Photos for primary source information.
Civil War Photos Click thumbnail image to enlarge. Search for a person or use Keyword search for a location.
Lincoln Papers Military > Histories > Abraham Lincoln Papers Select criteria to browse.
Immigration Records Titanic survivors
2,000 Oral Histories Immigration & Travel > Immigration & Emigration books > Keyword Search for Ellis Island
Newspapers & Publications Sears Catalog - 1900 Stars & Stripes Nov. 24, 1963
Save Images and Citations Tools for viewing and printing. HINT: Save a copy or a screen print of the original document. Then it can be cropped, highlighted or manipulated as needed for a project.
Learning Center Click Help for videos, research guides and tips on searching.