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Local History

Ancestry Library Edition

Begin your genealogical or local history research with Ancestry Library Edition from ProQuest and Ancestry Library Edition includes the digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, court and military records, slave narratives, reference sources and more.

Ancestry Library Edition Access

At home access for Lake County Public Library patrons has been approved by ProQuest and Ancestry through December 31, 2021, and will continue to be evaluated as the pandemic continues. Click here to access Ancestry Library Edition. You will need to log in with your name and library card number. If you need assistance, call the library at 719-486-0569.

Need help getting started?

ProQuest and have created an excellent resource to help you get started called ProQuest LibGuides: Ancestry Library Edition. There is information about Ancestry Library Edition, Sample Searches, information about each Content Category (birth, marriage and death records; Census records; immigration and travel records, etc.), Search Tips, information about Results pages, helpful Tools (such as charts, forms, learning center, etc.), and more!