Discover Your Family’s History Using Ancestry Library Edition

Have you ever wanted to research and explore your family's history? There's no better way to find generations of your family and their stories than with Ancestry! The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is thrilled to provide library customers with a brand-new, free online resource, Ancestry Library Edition, which is available for in-library use only. One of the most popular and important genealogical collections today, Ancestry Library Edition has unparalleled coverage of the US and UK, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia, and other areas. With the rise in popularity of DNA testing kits, this free online resource is sure to satisfy those looking to connect with relatives, finding vital records, and searching immigration records.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Ancestry Library Edition is available for in-library use only. You can use any of our public computers or bring your own device and connect it to our free WiFi. Click here to get started.
  • Watch tutorial videos on YouTube

FIND

  • Immigration and vital records
  • Census data
  • Family histories
  • Military and court records
  • Photos and directories

FEATURES

  • To have your records waiting for you when you get home, use the "Send Document" feature. 
  • The Learning Center has guides for beginning searchers as well as tips for the advanced searcher.
  • Download blank ancestral charts and correspondence sheets to keep track of your research.
  • Access message boards with over 25 million posts on more than 198,000 boards. The comments, advice, feedback, and information posted by fellow genealogists and researchers may prove invaluable to your own research. 

For more FREE online resources you can access from the Library District, visit: https://lvccld.org/resource/ 

Have questions? Email us at ask@lvccld.org and we can help get you started! 

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