JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Using Public Libraries To Access Subscription Sites #general

Jan Meisels Allen

As you may know >from my postings I love "free" access to subscription sites.
Many public libraries have library edition subscriptions to many of the
subscriptions genealogists love to use: Ancestry, MyHeritage, FindmyPast and
more. Another subscription database is now becoming available in selected
public libraries, .

I know that their database is available to those with library cards at the
following public libraries: Los Angeles (City) Public Library; Morristown
NJ, Library of Congress, Milwaukee WI, Mequon WI, Center for Jewish History
in NYC . Now I have been advised that all public libraries in Cobb County,
Georgia are making this database focused on Jewish History and Genealogy,
Jewishdata available

Like every public library one has to know that system's website to access
the databases. For Cobb County, go to , click
"Research & Resources" , then click "Databases & Electronic Resources",
Click on "Resource Categories By Subject", click "Genealogy", then click
"" You will be prompted to enter your library card and pin
number. For the Los Angeles Public Library (City not County Library system)
go to click on research and homework (right side on
light blue stripe) under "browse" click on "J" and JewishData appears. You
must have a current LA (City) Public Library card to access >from home or at
the library. Anyone in California may obtain a library card >from the
Library. One has to show up in person to show your i.d. to obtain the
library card.

I have no affiliation with and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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