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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. Beginning in January 2022, you will have to visit the library to use Ancestry within our building.
newspaper archive Newspaper Archive through 12/21/21, 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 Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.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!

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