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Dead Relatives/Genealogy

Dead Relatives/Genealogy

Dead Relatives Are Back!

After the long COVID-19 hiatus, the Dead Relative group is back! We will be meeting in the newly refurbished Community Room on the lower level on Saturday afternoons, the third Saturday of the month.

Did you make any great genealogy discoveries during your time at home? Did you get interested in genealogy watching all those Ancestry commercials? Come and join us and we will talk about genealogy and family history. Beginners are welcome. We will supply laptop computers or you can bring your own. After this long hiatus, we will not take a Summer break and will plan to meet in June, July and August this year.

Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition: Home Use Now Available through December 31, 2021
Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! Subscription from ProQuest. Lansing Public Library Card required for access. Thank you ProQuest for allowing home access through December 31, 2021.
Fold3 Fold3 Historical Military Records
Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served. Subscription from ProQuest. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.
newspaper archive Newspaper Archive, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content. is adding newspaper pages faster than you can search them - with one newspaper page added every second - that's over 80,000 images a day, or about 2.5 million pages per month! NewspaperARCHIVE is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more.
chalkboard Classes
Watch recordings of our Genealogy Classes! Available anytime!

Selections from our Genealogy titles:


Research Your Family Tree With Our Genealogy Resources!

Family Tree Maker 2009 Family Tree Maker
Available in the library on the public computers. (Upper 1-14)
In library use only.
Bring a flash drive to save your family tree.



Chicago Area Websites

Illinois Websites

National Websites

Government Records: Genealogy and Vital Records