Explore the amazing History of You
with Online Genealogy Tools
The Library can help you trace your roots with online tools.



Ancestry Library Edition contains many useful tools for genealogical research including:

Immigration Vital Records
Census Family Histories
Court Records Directories
Photos Military Records

Quick Tips for using Ancestry Library Edition

To find specific content:
Click the All Databases link on the homepage, then search the Ancestry Card Catalog by title and keyword, or Filter Titles by collection, location, dates, and languages.

To find records in a specific state or country:
Click the Search tab at the top of the screen to browse by location, by name, or by using an interactive map.

To get all relevant names:
Use wildcards to cover all possible alternative forms and spellings. Put ? or * at the middle of end of names where you expect variations. Example – type Wil* Sm?th

To see new content:
(added every week) Click the List Recent link on the homepage.

To get more tips:
Click the Help Link at the top right corner of any screen.










Research Your Genealogy

Research Your Family History
Thursday, April 27
11am - 1pm

On Thursday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Rockingham Free Public Library, genealogy researcher Wayne Blanchard will hold a “Discovering Your Family History” workshop to help you discover things about your own family.

“If you read Brown Girl Dreaming as part of the One-Book Community Reading Program, then you know that it is a three-generation family history which is written in a way that shows the family bonds rather than just telling the basic facts of their lives. However, author Jacqueline Woodson needed those facts to begin her story and was fortunate to have her Aunt Ada, the family genealogist, to help her,” explains Blanchard. “If you don't have an Aunt Ada in your family, then you will need to do some research on your own. The good news is that it is easier than ever before to find out about your ancestors.”

Participants are encouraged to bring along a laptop or tablet. New records are added to online databases every day. Although you can't find everything online, you can probably find something. Blanchard will show you how to get organized and how to make use of the genealogy databases available in the library. By identifying what is known, what questions to pursue and which records to search, participants can begin to discover their family history.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (802)463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, VT.

Research Your Genealogy

Thursdays 10:30 - 12:30

PLEASE NOTE: The genealogy group will be taking a break through March and April. The group will resume meeting on April 20th.

Informal genealogy research sessions with Wayne Blanchard meet at the Library on Thursdays from 10:30 - 12:30. For more information contact the Library at 802.643.4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org,

Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest Online
You’ll find U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and more to help you trace your American ancestors’ paths across history. Click here to request the login information.

American Ancestors

American Ancestors

Please note that subscription materials are available only in the Library.
American Ancestors