Genealogy

Databases:

Ancestry Library Edition One of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom,delivering billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. In-library use only. (Subscription purchased by East Central Regional Library.)


HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. (Subscription purchased by East Central Regional Library.)


Selected Websites:

  • DPLA Family Research– how to get started with family research in DPLA as well as collection highlights such as yearbooks, letters, newspapers, military records, and more
  • FamilySearch—Comprehensive database of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world, courtesy of the LDS Church
  • Find a Grave– locate millions of cemetery and grave records throughout the world.
  • National Archives (NARA)– Acquire copies of military, passport, immigration, census, and naturalization records
  • USGenWeb Project– Links to all the state genealogy websites which provide gateways to county sites

Minnesota Genealogy

Foreign Country & Immigration Sites