When you think about family history research, you should think of Ancestry Library Edition. The library pays for patrons to be able to research their genealogy, in the library, for free. What are some of the collections and records you can search?

  • U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930
  • U.K. Census Collection, 1861-1901
  • U.S. Immigration Collection
    • Passenger lists
    • Ship logs
    • Naturalization records
  • Vital Records and Social Security Death Index
    • Birth, marriage, and death records
  • Military Collection
    • WWI draft registration cards
    • WWII records
    • Civil War records
  • Directories and Member Lists
  • Court, Land, Wills, and Financial Records

Ancestry also provides free charts and forms, including  blank census forms (so you can read what the original form requests) and family tree forms. New records are added daily!

To use Ancestry Library Edition, go to your local branch of FCPL. Then go to and click on “Online Resources.” Ancestry Library Edition is at the bottom of the page.