Great Online Resource – Genealogy Websites

Did you know that the Library provides access to the two biggest genealogy databases on the web? If you are interested in tracking your family history – or if you’re already doing it – you may be interested in looking through Heritage Quest and Ancestry.com.

Heritage Quest can be accessed both inside the Library and from home. It’s funded by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, so it’s open to all citizens of Idaho (regardless of whether you have a library card or not). Click here to get to the lili.org page (Libraries Linking Idaho), and then click on the Heritage Quest Online logo at the bottom of the page. All you need to sign in is your zip code and city of residence.

You don’t need to sign in to anything to use Ancestry.com, but you do have to be inside the Library. Use the TFPL computers for an hour each day with your Library card, or bring in your own laptop. Just go to our website, twinfallspubliclibrary.org, and click “Ancestry.com” under the Reference heading on the right. Have fun!

And, if you’re just getting started, don’t forget that we have a program next week just for you. John Cox, from the Family History Library, will be here to give some tips, tricks, and techniques for plotting your family tree.

Genealogy for Beginners

Thursday, June 20

1:00 PM

 

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