Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to Chester library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available until Sept. 30, 2021 and will be re-evaluated at that time. Click here to access it
Ancestry® Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. The world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource is now available for your use at the Chester Library. Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
Ancestry Library is available on the public computers at the library only. Ancestry Library allows you to search for military, birth, death, census, and immigration records by name.
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Powered by Ancestry.com, it provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.