Just discovered that Ancestry Library Edition will continue to be available to Schaumburg Township District Library cardholders FROM HOME THROUGH AT LEAST MARCH 31, 2021.
Temporary access for home users is being granted by Ancestry.com to ProQuest, our supplier of the service. So now you have access from home that will be allowed through March 31, 2021.
The previous extension of access by ProQuest and Ancestry.com was also of this length. This is an almost 4 month extension for access to Ancestry Library Edition to Schaumburg Township District Library Cardholders from home!
If you have not taken advantage of the opportunity to access this material from home in the last 9 months, you now have another opportunity extended to March 31, 2021, a whopping additional 4 more months.
Access to this service is available to our own cardholders who will sign in with their library card and PIN number. If you are from another library, please take a look at your library website for information on availability through them. Such availability appears to be happening for all libraries that take advantage of this opportunity to make the service available to users from home. Access to Ancestry Library Edition from home must be done through your home library using your library card issued to you by your library.
To our cardholders, you can access Ancestry Library Edition from our library here:
If you are a current personal subscriber to Ancestry.com then this permitted access to us does not matter since your personal subscription provides you access from anywhere. However, if you are NOT a personal subscriber to Ancestry.com, then this is a wonderful opportunity for you to access this material FROM HOME during the next approximately 4 months. Prior restrictions placed on our library from Ancestry.com only allowed access to the Library edition from within any one of our library buildings while you were present in them. You could not access the material from home due to restrictions placed on us.
Life has changed for all of us in the short-term. Gaining access to this material from home is a wonderful opportunity for your own research to continue during this time.
Our library buildings are currently closed to public access due to a spike in COVID-19 across all of Illinois. What better opportunity than right now to take advantage of access to Ancestry Library Edition from home using your Schaumburg Township District Library library card as your key to unlock access to this great product, especially when you do not have your own personal subscription to Ancestry.com.
Enjoy access to Ancestry Library Edition from home with your Schaumburg Township District Library card through March 31, 2021.
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