The Oneida County Library has subscribed to Ancestry.com, a genealogy database for those interested in learning more about their roots. This program can only be accessed at the library. You may bring your flash drives in to download materials, email them to yourself or someone else or print your documents. You are also free to bring your laptops in and use the wireless internet. The use is free, printed materials are 10 cents a piece.
Ancestry Library Edition delivers an online collection of over 5 billion indexed names of individuals from over 7,200 datasets. patrons can uncover family records and begin to trace their history with valuable personal information not found anywhere else.
The database offers some of the following:
- Census Data
- Incredible U.S. coverage
- Over half a billion records
- Covers 1790 to 1930 (1940 census will be added in April of 2011).
- Every name indexed, searchable
- Slave schedules, state records, and more
- Extensive Canadian coverage back to mid- 19th century
- Extensive UK coverage back to 1841.
- Military Records
- 90,000,000+ U.S. records from the colonial era to Vietnam
- WWI & WWII draft registration cards
- Enlistment records
- Muster and roster rolls
- Grave site records
- Pension records
- Prisoner of war records
- Casualty records
- Foreign military records
- Holocaust-specific documents
- Immigration Records
- Passenger Lists
- 90,000,000+ passenger and immigration list records
- Includes New York (1820-1957)
- Boston (1820-1943)
- New Orleans (1820-1948)
- California (1893-1957)
- Border Crossings
- Canada to U.S., 1895-1956, 4,000,000+ records
- Mexico to U.S., 1930-1957, 4,000,000 records
- Other Notable Data
- Multimedia Collections
- 1.5 Million+ files ranging from family, military, and gravestone photos to postcards, maps (since the 1500s), and WWII newsreels.
- German collection
- 6,000,000+ records from census, vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists and more.
Ancestry.com Library Edition has worldwide databases. Come in and try it out!