Genealogy Resources

We are here to provide the amateur family history sleuth with quality resources, the active support of trained staff who care about research and personal investigation, and access to genealogy databases and web based sources. We help researchers get started, we celebrate their success, and we provide suggestions and recommendations along the way.

Heritage Quest Online and Ancestry Library Edition are available for patron use inside the library. Our patrons may consult library staff for instructions on how to access Heritage Quest from a home computer.

HeritageQuest - Search census data, family genealogical information, and local histories.

More Internet Resources

AfriGeneas - AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.

Cyndi's List - Cyndi's List is a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

Ellis Island Archive - More than 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. Information about each person was written down in ships' passenger lists, known as "manifests." Manifests were used to examine immigrants upon arrival in the United States. Now you can search these millions of records for information on individual Ellis Island passengers.

Family Search - The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world.

National Archives - Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever. Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.

Roots Web - RootsWeb.com is a thriving, free genealogy community on the web, providing a robust worldwide environment for learning, collaborating and sharing for the expert and novice alike.

Vital Records - This web site provides information on how to obtain vital records (such as birth certificates, death records, marriage licenses and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States.

US GenWeb Project - The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone. Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level and this website provides an entry point to all of those pages, as well.