Ancestry Library Edition Extended Through March 31, 2021 For Remote Access #usa #general #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen


I have been advised that Ancestry Library Edition, during the pandemic has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. 

Remote access will be available until the end of March 2021 and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed.

This is for the United States.  

Check with your library to determine if they have an Ancestry Library Edition and you will need a library card from that library to access remotely.



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee




Linda Cahill

Att:  Jan Meisels Allen

I just spoke with the folks at my library (Alamance County, North Carolina).  They do have the library edition of but it is their understanding that it can only be reached from within the library.  Is there someone, someplace they can contact so that they can offer this service to the community to use at home?

Thank you,
Linda Cahill

The Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh has made it available to members and I have been using throughout the pandemic as well as several newspaper archives (not
Harold Love
Pittsburgh, PA