As part of an investment of $15 million by the Ontario Ministry of Culture, all users of public libraries in Ontario now have access to Ancestry Library Edition within the libraries for the next two years. Ancestry is a tremendous resource for anyone researching people, holding, as it does, an enormous range of databases.

For family historians, the ability to search across census information and immigration details can be of immense assistance in tracing the whereabouts of family members in the past.

Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed from within Ontario’s public libraries. As Deseronto Archives is situated within Deseronto Public Library, we are very pleased to be able to make use of this service, which is already proving extremely useful in answering family history enquiries from our users. If you are in Ontario, are having trouble with your family tree and haven’t got a personal subscription to Ancestry, we highly recommend hot-footing it down to your local library!