Now available to Athol Library visitors

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The Athol Public Library is delighted to announce that Ancestry Library Edition is now available to visitors to the library.

Ancestry Library Edition provides access to documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. There are more than 20 billion available records.

Coming Ashore: Ancestry Library Edition’s passenger list collection contains information about the arrival of more than 100 million passengers at more than 100 American ports. An estimated 85 percent of Americans will find at least one ancestor in these records. Lists also contain names of famous and historical figures such as Sigmund Freud, Bob Hope, Charlie Chaplin, the Von Trapp Family, and Albert Einstein.

Ancestry Library Edition includes billions of unique, full-text primary sources and enhanced images, including:
• Census records from the U.S. (1790-1950)
• Canadian Census (1851-1911)
• Census records from the U.K., Australia, and Germany.
• Birth, marriage, and death records for the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
• Canadian Genealogy Index (1600s-1900s)
• U.S. military records (back to the 1600s)
• Canadian military collections
• Drouin Collection of French-Canadian and Quebec historical records (1621-1967)
• Immigration, emigration, passport, and naturalization records
• Jewish family history records
• U.S. and Canadian passenger lists (1865-1935)
• Directories and members lists from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
• Court, land, tax, and probate records In addition to collections from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., Ancestry Library Edition also features major collections from France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Australia, and China

Visitors to the Athol Public Library can start using Ancestry Library Edition free of charge by following this link: Genealogy Links - Athol Public Library ( or by navigating to the bottom of the library's home page. (Please note that Ancestry Library Edition is only available at the library.)