Or you may just think that Santa has brought us all an early present!
Our library has just activated a new genealogical database for you to use in the library. It is called American Ancestors and is provided to us through the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS).
The resource contains approximately 500 unique databases that contain 200 million records that originate from New York, New England and beyond.
Our library will also receive a subscription to the print copy of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register as well as American Ancestors Magazine. These journals will be available to access on the 2nd floor of our library on the magazine shelves when we start receiving them.
You will be able to access this new database from within our library on the dedicated Electronic Reference Products (ERPs) terminals located just behind the “Ask Us” desk on the 2nd floor of our library.
The NEHGS does not allow access to the product for home users of our library. This is similar in restriction to Ancestry Library Edition that also only allows in-library use with no access from home.
Even with in-library use only, for the colonial American researcher who does not have a personal subscription to this NEHGS database, this database can still deliver some great records to the genealogical researcher.
You can access this database on the 2nd floor of our library on our Electronic Reference Products (ERPs) terminals that are located just behind the “Ask Us” desk. You do not have to sign up for use time on these computers as you do with our Internet computers. Use the Mozilla or Internet Explorer browser icon on these terminals to access the large list of electronic products we offer. Just select “Research and Genealogy” once you open up the browser. Then select “Genealogy” from the next page. The genealogy databases are in alphabetical order so this new one is right near the top of the list.
I am so glad we have been able to add this new genealogy database to our collection. It will be a great resource to those researching Colonial American ancestry.
Give it a try. I would like to hear back from anyone using it about the “pros” and “cons” of your experience.
Schaumburg Township District Library