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Library offers expanded genealogy resources

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Linton Public Library has expanded its resources for those who are interested in learning about their family history.

Linton Public Library Director Jamie Tyner said there are now two new genealogy databases available at the library, located at 95 SE 1st St.

The Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed by patrons in the library. The program is powered by www.Ancestry.com .

Tyner said the information includes billions of records that delve so much deeper than the typical information such as census data, vital records, directories and photos.

Other information available in the more than 7,000 databases include immigration records, family histories, military records and court and legal documentation. The database is also being update frequently.

The genealogical information tracks individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe and more.

Information Tyner received from the Ancestry Library Edition shows some of the ongoing updates include, hundreds of millions of names from sources such as federal and U.S. censuses.

The military collections contain more than 150 million records that include colonial to the Vietnam era.

HeritageQuest Online can be accessed from the library or from any computer outside the library using a library card.

The easy-to-use database has documents dating back to the 1700s to both learn about ancestors or about the past of an area.

It consists of more than 7 million digitized pages from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books, according to information about the database provided by Tyner.

HeritageQuest has information dating back to the Revolutionary War, as well as Freedman's Bank Records which can help with tracing African American ancestors at a time before the Civil War.

Tyner said these new databases, tied with the resources already available in the library, can be helpful for anyone trying to trace their ancestry.

"Patrons doing genealogy and local history research can also browse our genealogy and Indiana section and look at microfilm on our microfilm reader," Tyner added.

Patrons can access the genealogy databases on the library's website (www.lintonpl.lib.in.us) under the 'Genealogy' heading.

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This is a great service to offer.

-- Posted by lintonite on Fri, Mar 1, 2013, at 2:57 PM

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