In recent years, family history research has become an increasingly popular hobby.  The Library provides access to two online databases that can help you in tracking down your genealogy.


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Our subscription to Ancestry Library Edition is only available within the Library, either through the Library’s own computers or through your own laptop or mobile device connected to the Library’s wireless network.  Ancestry Library Edition provides access to over 30,000 collections containing 11 billion individual records.  Some features of, such as user-created family trees, are not available.


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HeritageQuest can be accessed from the Library or from home with a Webster Groves library card.  HeritageQuest includes U.S. census, family histories, and local histories among other resources.