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Ancestry Library Edition: About

Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world.

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Did You Know?

There are approximately 3.9 million individuals noted on the 1860 U.S. Census Slave Schedule. That is about 40% of the population of the southern states at the time. 

About Ancestry Library Edition

ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com 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.

New in Ancestry Library Edition

What's new in Ancestry Library Edition? UPDATED SEARCH PAGES! 

Ancestry offers powerful search features to help you control the results you get from your searches. We are making a few updates to our search forms to make searching more intuitive and to help you more easily locate your ancestor. Give us five minutes and Ancestry Anne will show where to find all of your favorite features, and introduce you to some features you may have been missing.

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Quick Tip

Next time you are reading a non-fiction book about a historical event or people use Ancestry Library Edition to learn more about the real-life characters and locations via historical and genealogical records! 

A few popular examples suggested to us by library reading groups are: 

  • "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" by Denise Kiernan
  • "The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914" by David McCullough 

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