Columbus library offers remote access to ancestry.com

 

Special to The Dispatch

 

 

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System (CLPL) is now providing patrons with remote access to the online genealogy database Ancestry.com. That means that patrons will now be able to access it from home or wherever they have internet.

 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, ProQuest, the company through which the CLPL subscribes to Ancestry.com, is allowing public libraries to offer library card holding patrons remote access to the database. Since the pandemic is ever-changing, this offer will remain in effect until further notice.

 

Ancestry.com is a subscription based online database containing over 10 billion historical records such as the United States Census from 1790-1940; immigration records; vital records such as birth, marriage, and death certificates; and much more. More records are added every day. There are exceptions, however, as some records have not yet been digitized, restrictions based on certain laws, or records that no longer exist due to events such as a fire.

 

 

To learn more about how to access CLPL's Ancestry.com, call Mona Vance-Ali at 662-329-5304 or email [email protected]

 

 

 

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