This slipped our attention but we just noticed that it was announced that the temporary free remote access of Ancestry Library Edition, thanks to its providers ProQuest and Ancestry.com, has been extended until December 31, 2021. As we have said before, according to ProQuest this temporary remote access will be re-evaluated monthly.
This resource is accessible via the website of the library that issued your library card if that library has a library subscription to Ancestry Library Edition and that library's website setup meets certain requirements and the library has requested this temporary remote access.
So, we patrons of the Suburban Library Cooperative libraries and many other library systems across the United States and Canada can continue to keep on researching while we stay safe to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
You can access Ancestry Library Edition by signing into the website of the library that issued your library card and then clicking the link to Ancestry Library Edition. You will be taken to the Ancestry Library Edition home page and from there you can search to your heart's content.
Ancestry Library Edition has no personalized features so among other things you can not access while using it is your personal Ancestry online tree nor can you link records to it if you have one. Regardless of whether you have an online tree or tree in a genealogy program on your computer, you will need to remember to download your record image finds with their source information and add them to your genealogy trees manually so you have access to that information in the future.
To compliment this online resource, remember that on our Macomb County Genealogy Group YouTube channel we have a informational video, An Overview of Ancestry Library Edition.
After explaining the differences between Ancestry Library Edition and a
personal home Ancestry.com subscription, we walk you around the
Ancestry Library Edition website and some different ways to start
searching for your ancestors.
If you need help starting genealogy see our MCGG Beginner's Packet for Family Research on our Research Help page.
Remember to have fun researching your ancestors everyone. And stay safe.
See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!