One of the many great databases the Poughkeepsie Public Library District provides to its library card holders is the Ancestry.com Library Edition. This database provides access to over 7,000 record collections, including censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, and maps. Individuals with a library card who live in the city or town of Poughkeepsie can access this database via the library website from the comfort of their own home! But if you are not a city or town of Poughkeepsie resident–don’t despair! Just visit one of our branches and speak to one of our friendly librarians, and they can help you use this wonderful resource on one of the library’s public computers.
If you would like to learn more about how to get the most out of this database, the Public Computer Center offers an Introduction to Ancestry.com workshop. Please visit our online calendar at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=POKLIB#3380122 for more information and to register.