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Ancestry.com no longer available remotely via public libraries

  • 03 March 2022 1:34 AM
    Reply # 12636902 on 12635191

    LDS (Mormon) Church operates Family History Centers (FHC) located near the churches in most US cities.

    Prior to the Pandemic they were open several hours each week to the public.  They allow access to their computers and significant amount of genealogy software used by their researchers.  Staff are also helpful to newbies.

    If you visit, take a USB drive to store your findings.

  • 02 March 2022 8:40 AM
    Message # 12635191
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Another way to cut the cost of research has bitten the dust. Ancestry.com has made a business decision to no longer offer remote access to their records through your public libraries.  Which means you can't login from home for free.   It is still available by visiting your library and using their computers.  It's expensive to subscribe to otherwise.

    Ancestry is a unique source for many unique records, especially those in the US such as draft records and census records.  But don't forget, the Mormon's familysearch.org  which has filmed so many European records, especially vital records and census.

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