Ancestry now available to patrons

In an effort to better help our patrons find the information they need, visitors to the CHS library now have access to the genealogy database Ancestry from our public computers. provides access to federal census records, military records, the social security death index, state indexes and censuses, immigration data, and a host of other sources.  When I get a new manuscript collection, I often start with a search in Ancestry to put the individuals into context by finding birth and death dates, occupation, etc.  So, Ancestry is useful for anyone doing research, not just genealogists.  Please come by and try out this new online resource.

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About Barbara

Barbara Austen is the Archivist at CHS and is responsible for all of the incoming manuscripts, which means she gets to read people's diaries or mail. She has a master's Degree in Library and Information Science and has been working in the museum and historical society world for 30 years.

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