Ancestry.com comes to the Library

May 9, 2019

For immediate release

La Grange Public Library HELPS WITH TRACING FAMILY TREES

Popular Internet resource let you discover your roots in the library

La Grange Public Library has a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry® Library Edition, a Web-based reference tool will allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname. Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition’s millions of records – as far back as the 1400s.

The library is responding to a growing interest in family history that’s captured not only La Grange but America as a whole. A new nationwide survey shows 73% of Americans want to learn more about their roots, up from 60% in 2000. Twenty-five percent of those surveyed became interested after searching for a family surname online, pointing to the increasing popularity of Internet-based genealogy.

“More and more of our patrons want to explore their past and these resources make it easy and convenient,” said Debbie Darwine, Adult & Teen Services Manager.   “We expect this to be one of our most popular services.”

For more info or to start tracing...

(Please note: Ancestry is for in-library use only. To search census records and public directories from home, try HeritageQuest.)