Fondulac District Library is proud to offer new resources that use technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online are web-based reference tools which allow users to start exploring their roots by searching a name. Links to these new resources are available on the Online Research Resources page.
Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online are available to users in the library, and HeritageQuest Online is also available remotely with a Fondulac District Library card. Ancestry Library Edition, powered by the popular website Ancestry.com, scans a 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. HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
The library plans to offer workshops for utilizing these resources in the fall, and the dates will be announced on the library’s website.