Genealogy & Local History
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Meet Our Newest Database: Find My Past
Posted by susanmayer on 01/30/17
Do you have ancestors from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, or Australia and New Zealand? The Arlington Heights Memorial Library now has access to a fantastic database called “FindMyPast.” Using this database, you can search over 2 billion records that focus on U.S., British Isles, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand resources. FindMyPast is a different database than Ancestry or FamilySearch and has different searching capabilities. To get you started, here are the nine categories of information available on the database: 1) Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish records 2) Census, Land, & Substitutes 3) Military Service & Conflict 4) Immigration & Travel 5) Newspapers & Periodicals 6) Institutes & Organizations (including prison and workhouse records) 7) Education & Work 8) Directories & Social History 9) Churches & Religion Follow this link for more information: https://blog.findmypast.com/search-genealogy-records-2197630079.html Or watch this brief tutorial : https://youtu.be/AIVRfueJxeU FindMyPast is available in the Arlington Heights Memorial library on your laptop or any public computer: http://www.ahml.info/research/databases
The Kathrine Shackley Room for Local History and Genealogy (located on the first floor) includes:
- Books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and access to several online databases
- An extensive microfilm collection
- Local church records
- Various Arlington High School yearbooks
- Information on the subdivisions, people, places and events of Arlington Heights
- Three microform readers with print capability.
- Two readers have the additional capability to email or save images to a flash drive.
- Readers can be used to read personal microfilm or microfiche.
(Arlington Heights Memorial Library cardholders Only)
- Local history databases
- Clio (available in the library): Digital genealogy books and county histories from several Midwest and Eastern states.