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About Ancestry Library Edition

Access a wide variety of content to help trace your family history. Includes records from United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Access this at any of our libraries.

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Key features

Ancestry is a comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research with more than 1.5 billion names from over 4,000 collections. These collections include the following records from around the world including New Zealand:

  • Births, Deaths and Marriage Records;
  • Burials and Obituaries Listings;
  • Census and Electoral Rolls;
  • Military Records;
  • Immigration and Travel Lists.

Access is available only in libraries due to vendor licence restrictions.

More information

Ancestry is continually updated to provide information for beginners to advanced genealogists. Adding to this information is Ancestry World Tree which contains nearly 400 million names in family trees submitted by users. The Ancestry World Tree is the largest collection of its kind on the Internet.

Ancestry Library Edition help videos are available on YouTube.

There are some differences between Ancestry Library Edition and Ancestry.com that you see advertised on TV. The differences between the two are outlined here [29KB PDF].

Your library has a wide range of helpful family history resources.