Ancestry now available to patrons

June 15, 2007 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

In an effort to better help our patrons find the information they need, visitors to the CHS library now have access to the genealogy database Ancestry from our public computers. provides access to federal census records, military records, the social security death index, state indexes and censuses, immigration data, and a host of other sources.  When I get a new manuscript collection, I often start with a search in Ancestry to put the individuals into context by finding birth and death dates, occupation, etc.  So, Ancestry is useful for anyone doing research, not just genealogists.  Please come by and try out this new online resource.