Jeffco libraries offer access to genealogy database

Use of MyHeritage tool allows county residents to explore their family history

Staff report
Posted 7/9/19

Jefferson County Public Library now offers access to MyHeritage, an online database that helps people explore their family’s history. Jeffco residents can access the database from any district …

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Jeffco libraries offer access to genealogy database

Use of MyHeritage tool allows county residents to explore their family history

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Jefferson County Public Library now offers access to MyHeritage, an online database that helps people explore their family’s history.

Jeffco residents can access the database from any district library or from home, and use it to upload family photos, create a family tree, browse through millions of historical photos and search through more than 9 billion historical records, said a news release.

MyHeritage enables users to search birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records, and other genealogy resources that span the last five centuries. The MyHeritage database includes more than 3 billion family tree profiles, and due to ongoing content contributions by individual users, the database grows at an average pace of nearly 2 million records every day.

“Genealogy can be a fascinating and gratifying pursuit,” Peg Hooper, adult services manager for the library district, said. “Sign up online at jeffcolibrary.org or call us at 303-235-5275.

to Book a Librarian.

Our research professionals can show you how to get started.”

For a full list of online resources and classes, visit JeffcoLibrary.org

“JCPL offers rich resources to help people discover their roots,” Peg Hooper, adult services manager for the library district, said in the news release. “In addition to MyHeritage, we also provide online access to Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest. We offer classes throughout the summer, including Introducing MyHeritage for Genealogy Research, Getting Started in Online Genealogy, and drop-in sessions with members of the Mountain Genealogists Society, to give residents all the tools they need to explore their history.

“Genealogy can be a fascinating and gratifying pursuit. Sign up online at jeffcolibrary.org or call us at 303-235-5275 to Book a Librarian. Our research professionals can show you how to get started.”

For a full list of online resources and classes, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.

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