14 May 2009

Ancestry FH Library Edition - (still) Available at the FHC

Regular Family History Centers (like ours) still have access to the Library Edition of Ancesty.com. Only regional (large multi-stake) Family History Centers and the Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake have full access to Ancestry.

So, what good is it you ask? Well, there is still a great deal of information and helpful tools that will be of great benefit to you. As of May 2009 the following databases are available.

Census Records-Index Only

1841-1891 British Censuses
1841-1891 Wales Censuses

Census Records-Index and Images

1916 Canadian Census
1880-1920 US Censuses

Passenger Lists-Index Only
Atlantic Ports Passenger Lists, 1820-1873 and 1893-1959
Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948
Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943
California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957
Florida Passenger Lists, 1898-1951
Galveston Passenger Lists, 1896-1948
New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945
Seattle Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957

Draft Registration-Index and Images
US World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
US World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

NOTE: There are a few of the above listed titles that you may find are missing from Ancestry’s list of available databases, but, you can still search for them and access the data.

Using Your Personal Subscription at the FHC
According to FamilySearch help (Document ID: 101501) a patron can access their own subscription at the FHC.
Accessing a patron's personal Ancestry.com subscription account:
Ancestry.com allows their individual subscribers to access http://www.ancestry.com/ from any computer that is connected to the Internet, even when visiting the Family History Library or a family history center. Part of the subscriber's agreement with Ancestry.com is that their personal account login information will only be used by the subscriber and not shared with another individual, and that the subscriber must log off their personal Ancestry.com account when they are finished.

If a patron is unable to login to their own personal Ancestry subscription while visiting a family history center, it is the responsibility of the patron to contact Ancestry.com at 800-262-3787 for support. It is suggested that they call from the family history center from where their personal subscription access problem took place.