Ancestry Library Edition

We have great news! AncestryLibrary Edition has once again expanded remote access to its vast genealogical database.  That means that users can continue to search billions of records to discover your family’s history all from the comfort of home.

Normally, Ancestry is only available to our patrons from within the library building, but due to COVID-19 library closures, Ancestry agreed to allow remote access for library patrons. The initial end date for remote access was June 30, 2021, but we just heard from Ancestry that they are extending remote access through December 31, 2021.

AncestryLibrary gives users the ability to search a wealth of records, including: census records, birth, marriage & death notices, military records, city directories and so much more. Use the AncestryLibrary Learning Center to discover tips and tricks to keep your research moving forward. The Learning Center includes guides for getting started, going beyond the basics to search more in-depth types of records, how to use immigration records, or guides to the unique challenges of researching different ethnicities.

Ready to get started searching AncestryLibrary Edition? You can find the link on the Allegheny County Library Association’s eLibrary research page or by clicking the link below.

Questions about using this or other library resources? Our librarians are happy to help! You can call the library at 412-741-6920, email us at or stop by the Reference Desk at the library.

Ancestry Library Access Expanded