Genealogy Research Tools from the Chester Library

The Chester Library offers access to 3 different online genealogy research tools: Ancestry Library Edition, MyHeritage Library Edition, and HeritageQuest Online.

Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) allows you to try out the popular genealogy resource for free.  Search billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.  ALE IS AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY ONLY.

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 It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.

HeritageQuest Online, a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930; Proquest’s Genealogy and Local History Collection of 25,000+ fully-searchable family and local history books; and P.E.R.S.I. a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800.

MyHeritage and HeritageQuest are available here and can be used at home.

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