2006-03-23 / News

Learn to use historical information resource at library

Ancestry Plus, a Web site that has scores of information that can be used in genealogical research, is available free of charge at the Jamestown library.

On Friday, April 7, at 2 p.m., Sue Maden, a local historian, will conduct an introductory class on how to use Ancestry Plus. Participants are asked to pre-register for the program, and they may submit questions that can be worked on during the tutorial.

Three years ago, the library acquired access to Ancestry Plus for its patrons to use. Ancestry. com, one of the most highly acclaimed Internet tools for genealogical research, allows access for a fee. Patrons may access the Ancestry Plus database, which was created for library users, on any of the computers in the library without charge.

Information that is accessible through AncestryPlus includes: U.S. Census records, Military Records, the Civil War Pension Index and Civil War Research Database, Revolutionary War Pension Index, Court, Land & Probate Records, Immigration Records, Passengers and Immigration Lists, and much more.

Funding for the Ancestry Plus database comes from the Rhode Island State Grant in Aid administered through the state Office of Library and Information Services.

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