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Ancestry Library Edition


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Learn the basics of's library edition, sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library. These software may only be used while in the library.

Learn the basics of's library edition, sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library. These software may only be used while in the library.

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  • Briefly Describe Ancestry, show how to access it from library site. Show recent databases from home page.
  • Importance of Census
  • Different Types of Immigration records in different countries.
  • Not every state has added all of their records so it is hit and miss. Better luck going to each state’s vital records.
  • Records are spotty. Not all states have their data entered. Try NARA for military records.
  • William Gall?g* 1827-1900, Immigration Search: Letitia Gallagher Immigration 1851-1853 age 1, Military Search: William Joseph McGarr 1888-1918-WWI Draft Card, WWI Casualty
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    • 1. Meredith Public Library Using Ancestry Library EditionErin Apostolos
    • 2.  Historical Records (census, immigration, vital statistics, military) Stories, Memories and Histories (Newspaper articles and historical journals) Photos and Maps Card Catalog-lists individual databases Advanced Search Recent DatabasesAncestry Library Edition
    • 3.  Download a blank census form for each year census was taken 1880 1900 Ancestry searches on all names in census, not just head of household Some years give address of household, occupations, # of children living and total 1890 Federal Census was destroyed by a fire at the Commerce Department in Washington, DC on 10 January 1921. Voter Lists Misspellings of namesCensus
    • 4.  Passenger Lists Petition for and Naturalization Records Border Crossings Passport and Police Registration ListsImmigration
    • 5.  Social Security Death Index State Birth Records Headstone Inscriptions and Burial Records Parish and Probate Records State Marriage and Divorce Records Obituary, Birth and Marriage Notices Holocaust Death RecordsVital Statistics
    • 6.  Revolutionary War War of 1812 Civil War Collection and Service Spanish American War WWI Draft Registration Cards and Records WWII and Korean War Vietnam War POW Records and Pensioner Lists Stars and Stripes Newspaper Foreign WarsMilitary Records
    • 7.  Biographies Index of Genealogies Individual Family Databases Local History Databases Historical Newspapers Journals Papers, Publications, Stories Slave NarrativesStories, Memories, Histories
    • 8.  Library Congress Photo Collection Historical Postcards US Civil War Photos Land Ownership Atlases US Headstone Photos US Map Collection (historical, battle) Panoramic Photos School Yearbooks WWII Newsreels Passenger Ships and ImagesPhotos and Maps
    • 9.  Basic search-Historical Records, Stories and Publications or Photos and Maps Browse by Location Advanced Search-Birth, Marriage, Death Dates, Parent and Spouse, Places Advanced Search-Search Categories Card Catalog-Search for Database Browse Records Use Wildcards ? Or Truncate *Search
    • 10.  Use the world tree to find family trees created by other users Message Boards are broken down by topics such as: ◦ Regions ◦ Adoption ◦ Software ◦ Immigration ◦ Military Just to name a fewWorld Tree and Message Board
    • 11.  Blank Census Forms (US, UK, Canada) Ancestral Chart (Pedigree) Research Calendar Research Extract Correspondence Record Family Group Sheets Source SummaryCharts and Forms