It just got much easier to do genealogical research at the Bentley Library! We are pleased to offer Ancestry® Library to the Bentley community. Discover your unique family history using the billions of historical documents available in this popular database.
Ancestry® Library is powered by Ancestry.com® and delivered by ProQuest. Ancestry® Library provides access to most of the content available to individual Ancestry.com® subscribers. Some of the personalization options available to private subscribers are not available in the Library edition.
Inside Ancestry® Library
Content for Ancestry® Library is sourced from libraries, archives and special collections all over the world. The database contains billions of records in censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, directories, family and gravestone photos, and more. Also included are an extensive collection of military records, and multimedia such as newsreels and maps.
- Birth, Marriage, & Death
- Census & Voter Lists
- Immigration & Travel
- Schools, Directories, & Church Histories
- Tax, Criminal, Land, & Wills
- Reference, Dictionaries, & Almanacs
Stories & Publications
- Stories, Memories, & Histories
- Periodicals & Magazines
Photos & Maps
- Maps, Atlases, & Gazetteers
Learn More and Get Help
ProQuest has created a detailed online guide to the Ancestry® Library database. Learn about the various content categories contained within the database, get search tips, watch prerecorded webinars, view sample searches and print help guides at http://proquest.libguides.com/ancestrylibraryedition.
Also available are a series of short training videos, including the “Basic Search” video shown below. The entire ProQuest Ancestry® Library YouTube Playlist is available at http://prq.st/ancestrylevideos.
Connect to Ancestry® Library
Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to an important research database, highlighting key features of the database that you should know about. If you would like more information about this database (or any of the library’s databases) please Ask a Librarian. If you would like a demonstration of this database for a class, please contact our Coordinator of User Education, Elizabeth Galoozis.