The WU Libraries have begun a trial of the new genealogy research tool Ancestry Library Edition, which will run through the end of September. Ancestry Library Edition was created for the library market and gives patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research.
With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.
Information about Ancestry Library Edition has been added to the trials section of the A-Z database list on the Libraries’ website. The Libraries’ decision to purchase and/or subscribe to this tool is based on feedback, price, and available funds. We welcome your comments. Please send feedback to your subject librarian.