If you’ve been meaning to research your family history on Ancestry.com—or if you’ve started, but gotten stuck—you might be interested in this free tutorial from TechBoomers. The tutorial includes offers an explanation of how the site works, information on safety and reliability, and tips on how to search effectively.
Here at the library, we offer a version of Ancestry.com called Ancestry Library Edition that is, as the TechBoomers tutorial explains, somewhat limited. For instance, while you can read the site’s message boards, you can’t post to them.
However, you can search millions of birth, death, marriage, and immigration records, along with school yearbooks, church histories, and WWI and WWII draft registration cards. And of course, you can put away your credit card, skip the portion of the TechBoomers tutorial on the cost of a subscription, and use Ancestry Library Edition at the library for free.
Download our Ancestry Library Edition user guide for an overview, then visit us to start digging up your roots. Questions? Feel free to call us at (847) 677-5277.