Genealogy & Family History Resources

Ancestry

Ancestry Library Edition

This resource is available on library computers or our WIFI network. You can't sign in to your individual Ancestry account but you can perform searches and are able to download source images and citations.

Learning About Genealogy

FamilySearch Research Wiki | https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Main_Page

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a free, online genealogical guide created and maintained by FamilySearch, a non-profit organization. It contains links to genealogy databases, websites, other resources, research strategies, and genealogical guidance to assist in the search for your ancestors. Articles included are locality pages for countries around the world and topic pages that include pertinent genealogy record types explaining how to use the record, what it contains, and how to find it.

National Genealogical Society | https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/

The National Genealogical Society (frequently referred to as NGS) is here to help individuals learn about their family history.  We are a non-profit organization headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.  For the past 118 years, we have been the leader in the field in teaching genealogical research skills and providing a pathway to scholarly work.

Respositories

FamilySearch | https://www.familysearch.org/en/

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation. FamilySearch resources help millions of people around the world discover their heritage and connect with family members.

Google Books | https://books.google.com/

One of the most comprehensive index of full-text books.

HathiTrust Digital Library | https://www.hathitrust.org/

Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.

Internet Archive | https://archive.org/

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

LAGenWeb | http://www.lagenweb.org/index.html

Free genealogy records related to Louisiana.