Answered By: Austin Pevler
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2019     Views: 28

Many public libraries have the Library edition of Ancestry.com, but it requires you to be in the library. Sinclair does not have access to this. There are several other resources out there, but many want you to pay. Attached are several links to free resources that should get you started.

Start with gathering what you already know, and talk to people who are still living. Use census data and city directories to find out where your ancestors lived and who lived with them. Use birth, death, marriage, obituaries, and cemetery records to get vital statistics and extra family info. If they came from another country over a 100 years ago, use immigration records. Many of these resources can be found online, but some require you to go to libraries, courthouses, and historical/genealogical societies.

If you need more help, feel free to contact our Librarians at the reference desk in the library, or at 937-512-3004.