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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Ancestry Library Edition available at home!

San Mateo County Libraries Website is at and ProQuest are providing public libraries with temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition through April 30, 2020. All you need to do is to click the link on our website and log in with your library card number and PIN.

Please note that Ancestry Library Edition has some differences from the consumer version of Ancestry. The family tree building tool, for example, is not available in Ancestry Library Edition nor are the DNA capabilities. For a full list of differences between the two products, visit this page from ProQuest.

When you get there, the trick is to click on Ancestry Library Edition (from home use)

Enter your card number and pin, and it should take you right there. Similar services are available from the Palo Alto Library System and other library websites.

Check your local library for further information.

Special thanks to Sara Hayden for following up on this with the librarian and getting an answer.

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