Summer is family reunion season and a great time for researching your family history. The library can help - check out our genealogy resources to get started!
Ancestry is the best-known resource for amateur genealogists, and you can come in to your library to access it for free. Sign on to any of the library computers with your library card and access all of Ancestry - there’s no subscription required because we’ve paid it for you! You can also bring in your own laptop and connect to our wi-fi; those without laptops or library cards can get a $2 guest pass to use our computers.
We also have resources you can access from home! Gale Genealogy Connect features hundreds of searchable reference collections such as Colonial family records, Revolutionary soldier rosters, marriage records before 1699, and more. HeritageQuest offers access to census records, books of local history, and other records. To access these resources, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the Research & Learning tab. Then click A-Z list of Resources, and scroll down to choose Gale Genealogy Connect or HeritageQuest. You’ll need your library card and PIN to sign in from home.
Visit our Genealogy page for even more resources, including links to useful genealogy websites and information about accessing obituaries.