Ancestry Library Edition FREE to all Staffordshire Library Members

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Free access to Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is 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, military 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 getting started with your family history research.

We are delighted to announce that Staffordshire Library members can now access Ancestry Library Edition at home thanks to Proquest and Ancestry UK until the end of June!

To access the site you need to log in to your Library account here

You will need your Library card number and PIN. If you are not a Staffordshire Library member, it is quick and easy to join here

You then need to make sure you are in the ‘Account’ section and scroll to the bottom of the page and follow the link where it says ‘Access Ancestry Online’.

We hope everyone will enjoy this temporary access to the site.

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Help with using Ancestry Library Edition


Ancestry and ProQuest have put together a collection of resources to help you get the most out of Ancestry Library Edition:

Search Tips

Find out more about the collections

What are Birth, Marriage and Death records (BMD)

How to use the Census records

How to use Immigration and Travel records

What Military Records are available?

Charts and forms, including blank census forms and family trees to help you collate information and build your family trees. 

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Online Joiners

We are continuing to  develop our online service, eLibrary and resources and are active on social media so there are lots of ways to use the library from home!

If you’re not already a member follow this link to join. It's easy and it's free.

Please do keep in touch by following us on Facebook and/or Twitter @StaffsLibraries where we are posting information, advice and sharing what else is going on in the world of libraries!

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About Staffordshire Library Service

From books to local history resources, Your Library has a host of fabulous services and exciting events for you.

Why not try out our eBooks service, join a reading group or If you're looking for something in particular, you can also search the online catalogue or view a list of frequently asked questions.