Genealogy

Jul
29

Genealogy Research Made Easy

Check out CCPL’s genealogy collection in-person and online, including local history resources and databases like Ancestry Library Edition, Pro-Quest African American Heritage and HeritageQuest.

By Amy Matheney | Genealogy
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Jul
27

How to Explore your American Past with HeritageQuest Online

Whether you’ve explored your family history for years or you’re just beginning your journey, we have resources to help! HeritageQuest Online helps you discover where  your American past began. Below are tips and tricks to help you use HeritageQuest Online. To find missing ancestors in the census: Try searching using just middle or nicknames for […]

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Jun
29

How to Explore your Family Story Using Ancestry Library Edition

Discover the history of you, using genealogy resources at your library. One of our most popular digital resources is Ancestry Library Edition. Visit a library location and get ready to dive into  your family history.   Ancestry Library Edition is the largest online family history resource. It documents lineages of individuals from the US, Canada, […]

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May
25

5 Ways to Enhance Your Genealogy Research with Old Maps + Sanborn Fire Maps

Many of us (myself included) have almost never used maps to expand our search for our ancestor’s history. The June 2nd Genealogical Society program at the Batavia Branch Library entitled “5 Ways to Enhance Your Genealogy Research with Old Maps + Sanborn Maps” will help anyone learn more about what maps can do for family […]

By staffwriter | books . Genealogy
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Write your Family History

Writing your family’s history seems like a daunting task. Do you mention Great Uncle Edgar’s stint in jail? What about the diary kept by Grandma Lucinda, where she goes into graphic detail about plucking chickens and skinning rabbits? How do you distinguish between the four Elizabeth’s and five John’s in different generations without overwhelming the […]

By staffwriter | Genealogy
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