Do you want to do your genealogical research with Ancestry from home? Well, Ancestry has got you covered by extending the home use of the library’s Ancestry Library Edition. You are able to use the database from home until May 31 now. All you need is your library card # and PIN to sign in. […]
Normally to view Ancestry Library Edition at a library, you have to access it in the library or close to the library to access the library’s Wi-Fi signal. It’s not the full edition of Ancestry, but gives you a fair amount of records access for free. Not all libraries spend the money to purchase the Library Edition as it’s not cheap. However, due to shelter in place, Ancestry has allowed libraries to extend use at home for a while, May 31, 2020. Don’t know how many libraries Ancestry has extended the offer to. You need your library card and library PIN if they have the Library/Academic Edition. You get a generic Ancestry login so you can’t save stuff to your Ancestry tree.
If in doubt, check your local library to see if has this available as an option. If it does and you haven’t signed up previously, you will need a library card and there should be instructions on your library website.