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 MACON COUNTY – TUSKEGEE PUBLIC LIBRARY

HELPS WITH TRACING FAMILY TREES


Popular Internet resource let you discover your roots in the library


       The Public library has a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier.  Ancestry® Library Edition, a Web-based reference tool distributed by ProQuest, will allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname.  Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition’s millions of records – as far back as the 1400s.


       Ancestry Library Edition is only available on the library’s Internet stations. However, to get the most out of the experience, come prepared with a list of ancestors to research, make a list of the names of every direct ancestor you can think of.


        Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, you’ll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched.  Key in the name, click on “Search” and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of U.S. federal and state census data, birth, marriage, and death records, military records, Social Security death records, and immigration lists.  It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images census records and civil registrations.  Additionally, probate records dating back to the 1500s are included from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.  The information you find are pieces of a puzzle that you’ll assemble.  These records have “clues” to the past – places where ancestors lived, names of relatives, birth or death dates, etc – that lead to more information.  Names can be added to form the “tree” or searched to find more clues.  


        Genealogy is a wonderful hobby for anyone who wants to know more about where they came from.  The library is delighted to provide resources that are simple enough for beginners, yet provide deep and broad content sets that will help veteran genealogists advance their research.

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