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Ancestry Library Edition

Resource Format: 

  • E-resource

Additional Information: 

What it is


  • It is a subscription database especially for finding ancestors.
  • It is similar to the popular Ancestry.com database which is available on the Internet for a yearly fee.
  • It includes all of the historical records and public member trees that are available in the paid version.
  • However, it is not possible to use the "Member Connect" feature or to build your own family tree on the Library Edition.
  • You can log in (free of charge) from an in-library computer at any KFPL branch.
  • You can also log in using your own laptop computer as long as you are using the WiFi at the branch (i.e. not your own data plan or portable hotspot.)
  • You can print your results to the self-serve printer (15 cents/page) OR save them to a flash drive OR email them to yourself (free of charge).
  • If you don't live in Kingston/Frontenac, check with your local library. Ancestry-Library Edition may be available there.

How to use it


  1. Visit us at www.kfpl.ca
  2. Click Search Our Collections.
  3. Click Online Databases.
  4. Click Ancestry-Library Edition.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Tip: click Show Advanced to get a bigger variety of search options. You don't have to be an advanced user to benefit from the advanced search screen.