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  • 1. Finding Your Roots Online
    Library’s Online Resources to the WWW
  • 2. A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 3. @ Your Library
    • Access Genealogy and History Databases From Home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with your Tappan Library Card
    Open a Web browser
    Type into the address bar
    Navigate to Adult Services
    Select Databases from the Adult Services submenu
  • 4. Video Demo
    How to Access Tappan Genealogy and History Databases from Home With Your Library Card
  • 5. Genealogy
    Genealogical Databases Offered Through the Tappan Library
  • 6. History
    Historical Databases Offered Through the Tappan Library
  • 7. Interesting Facts – Ancestry
    Did you know you can search Immigration and Naturalization Records by: time period and location to include Ellis Island – a processing station for immigrants from 1892-1954
    Refine your search by last name and first name (if available) and pull up the exact manifest of inbound passengers with your ancestor.
  • 8. Sample:In-Bound Passenger Manifest
    The software will allow you to zoom in on the handwritten images.
  • 9. Sources of Interest Include:
    • WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-18
    • 10. US WWII Draft Registration Cards 1942
    • 11. US WWII Army Enlistment Records 1938-1946
    • 12. New York Civil War Records 1861-65
    Military Records in Ancestry
    Sample WWII Army Enlist Record in Print-Friendly Format
  • 13. Interesting Facts - HeritageQuest
    Can search places recorded in books that detail over 28,000 family and local histories
    Sample search of Tappan and Demarest family
  • 14. Citation and Format: HeritageQuest
  • 15. HeritageQuest
    Indexes census records from 1790-1920 with partial records from 1930
    Search City Directories 1786-1922
  • 16. Naturalization Indexes Search
  • 17. for Historical Research – Can download scanned images of major historical works directly to hard drive
    Download image to directly your computer or storage device
  • 18. What’s On The Web
    Free sites on the WWW to aid in genealogical research
  • 19. Searching the WWW
    Free sites on the WWW to aid in genealogical/family
  • 20. Searching the WWW
    Free sites on the WWW to aid in genealogical/family
    Research focusing on land in New York State
  • 21. Starting a Family Tree
  • 22. For a Brochure Listing More Resources or Personalized Help Accessing The Listed Websites or Databases:
    Contact: Adult Services Staff
    Tappan Library
    93 Main Street
    Tappan, NY 10983
    Librarians @ Your Service : Jill Gross, MarygraceLuderitz, Denise Starr