Wednesday, October 4, 2006

What is included on Ancestry Library Edition?

Our local library just subscribed and installed Ancestry Library Edition, which has excited and energized our society membership. But everyone wants to know what is included in Ancestry Library Edition.

I found the following information at the ProQuest web site

Content—vast and rich Ancestry Library Edition provides easy, unified access to more than 4 billion names in over 4,000 databases — and new material is added constantly. Specialized collections include:

* U.S. Federal Census Collection, with everyname indexes and original images from 1790 through 1930

* U.K. and Ireland Census Collection, 1861-1901

* A steadily growing Canadian Collection

* Birth, Marriage, and Death Records Collection
*** Social Security Death Index
*** England and Wales Civil Registration Index
*** England, Scotland, Ireland Wales Parish and Probate Records
*** Massachusetts Town Vital Records Collection

* Military Records Collection
*** World War I Civilian Draft Registrations
*** Civil War Service Records
*** World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas

* Immigration Collection
*** New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans passenger lists
*** New York Petitions for Naturalization Index
*** Wuerttemberg Emigration Index
*** The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630

* Biography and History Collection
*** American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
*** Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books
*** Federal Writers’ Project Slave Narratives
*** Dawes Commission Index

* Map Center, with 1,000 historical maps

Other collections include court, land, and probate records; family trees and message boards; directories and member lists; charts
and forms; and new materials, added constantly.

The one noticeable change since this was put online is that the UK census records now are 1841 to 1901.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Most Impressive!

You are a digital pillar to our community... now if you can only answer how I'm related to Winnie-the-Pooh....

Excellent resource Randy. I'm Randal, the guy downstairs in the Chula Vista Public Library.