Take Your Genealogy Research to the Next Level

Are you looking to start a family tree project or fill in missing information in an existing tree?

East Central Regional Library is pleased to introduce access to MyHeritage Library Edition for the community.

MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.

Content Includes:

  • More than 5 billion historical ​records from all over the world
  • The USA federal census (1790-1940) with images
  • The UK census (1841-1901)​
  • 5 billion exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni
  • 816 million US public records
  • Hundreds of millions of Nordic records
  • More than 100 million tombstone photos
  • More than 80 million historical photographs
  • Military records, immigration records and passenger lists
  • Citizenship & naturalization records
  • Directories, guides, references, biographies and yearbooks
  • Government, land and court records
  • Wills and probate records
  • Exclusive databases such as the Jewish Chronicle historical newspaper
  • Additional content under license including Tributes obituaries, WikiTree, Billion Graves, Canadian Headstones and many others
  • 200 million additional records added on average every month!​

Access MyHeritage Library Edition from Databases A to Z or the Genealogy Subject Guide.

Possibly the best part? Home access is available for your convenience. Use MyHeritage Library Edition anywhere with an internet connection!

MyHeritage Library Edition will replace Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.  Access to these databases will expire on November 30, 2018.

Ask a Librarian for more information on this exciting resource for genealogy research.

ECRL Reads: Preserve your family photos, history with Scan for Keeps

Preserve your collection of family history memorabilia with Scan for Keeps, a program during the 2nd Annual ECRL Reads.

Start by bringing photos or letter-sized documents important to you or your family history to be scanned with professional equipment, provided by the Minnesota Digital Library. Then take home your original items as well as a high-quality digital scan on a free flash drive.

Mark your calendars for a Scan for Keeps program near you:

  • Monday, Oct. 1, Aitkin Public Library, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, McGregor Public Library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 15, Wyoming Area Library, 12-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 29, North Branch Area Library, 2-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, Mora Public Library 2-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, Pine City Public Library, 1-7 p.m.