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Online genealogy help

Through your library you have access to online genealogy information.  Heritage Quest includes census materials and is available for your use from home computers.
Ancestry also includes census information, including the recently released 1940 census.  Ancestry is only available to you from library computers.

Look for Heritage Quest and Ancestry on our online information page.

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Genealogy through DNA sampling

Genealogy through DNA sampling, September 27, 2012, 6-7:30pm at Bradford Co. Public Library presented by Arnold D. Weeks, Jr.

This program will explore the use of DNA testing to extend paternal and maternal lineages.  DNA basics will be discussed briefly. Current DNA test services, surname projects and other genetic genealogy issues will be presented.  Other topics include:  The Genographic Project, Public and Private DNA Databases, Laws pertaining to genetic information, Rewards and risks of DNA testing.

 

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Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition online genealogy  Do you remember the book Roots?

Genealogy research became more popular with the publication of this book by Alex Haley in 1976. Do you remember the TV miniseries in 1977 based on the book…it was very popular and genealogy research became a new quest for many Americans. (The libraries have both the book and the video of Roots.)

Take a look at Ancestry Library Edition  in the Find Information Online section.  There is no remote access from home (the company does not sell remote access) so you must use library computers to search the database.

You will find information from the 1930 U.S. Federal census, ship and passenger immigration records, and even United Kingdom census information. There is more information and the database is updated daily. The searching is easy and you can print information, email it to yourself or others, or save your information to a disk.

The libraries have many books on genealogy, some you can check out, some to use only in the library. Look in the 929 section or ask a staff member for help.

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Genealogy

>This month take a look at HeritageQuest and AncestryLibraryEdition. Both will assist you in developing and adding to the genealogy of your family. On line images of census records are available as well as immigration and passenger lists, family histories, military records and newspapers and periodicals. Both are a rich source for genealogy information.

HeritageQuest is available from library computers and from your home computer. You will need your library card barcode information to log in from home.

AncestryLibraryEdition is only available from library computers. Remote access is not sold to libraries.

These online databases supplement our print collection in areas of special interest. These databases are updated frequently and contain reliable information…something to look for in these days of thousands of hits in Google searches.

If you’d like books to go with the online databases check the nonfiction 929 section.

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Tracing Your Family Tree

>Do you remember the book Roots?

Genealogy research became more popular with the publication of this book by Alex Haley in 1976. Do you remember the TV miniseries in 1977 based on the book…it was very popular and genealogy research became a new quest for many Americans. (The libraries have both the book and the video of Roots.)

I’ve added the link to a new online database. (Funds for the subscription are from a grant from the Florida State Legislature.) This new online source of information is Ancestry Library Edition linked from our main web page. There is no remote access from home (the company does not sell remote access) so you must use library computers to search the database.

You will find information from the 1930 U.S. Federal census, ship and passenger immigration records, and even United Kingdom census information. There is more information and the database is updated daily. The searching is easy and you can print information, email it to yourself or others, or save your information to a disk.

The libraries have many books on genealogy, some you can check out, some to use only in the library. Look in the 929 section or ask a staff member for help.

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