Ancestry/ProQuest Extends Library Remote Access Due to Pandemic Through May 31, 2020 #general

Jan Meisels Allen


Many libraries have the library edition of Ancestry through ProQuest.  Due to the pandemic, many of those libraries have made access to Ancestry Library Edition available remotely to those who have library cards for their libraries. Some libraries have also made available the method to apply remotely for  a library card during this time.  Check with your local public library if they have a subscription to Ancestry and if they are permitting remote access for those with a library card. While libraries are physically closed many librarians are working remotely and will answer questions.


The remote access to Ancestry Library Edition was originally through April 30, 2020. Ancestry has approved ProQuest to provide to public libraries with temporary remote access to the Ancestry Library Edition through May 31, 2020. Ancestry will continue to evaluate the need monthly and will adjust the access dates accordingly.


This was taken from a posting by Senior Product Manager of ProQuest, William J. Forsyth, on the genealib mailing list   April 28, 2020.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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