July 28, 2022
FamilySearch, a new genealogical website is available at your local Fingal Library
We are pleased to announce that all ten Fingal Library branches, and our Local Studies department, are now FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries. This means that researchers will be able to access digitized images from FamilySearch collections, that would otherwise be restricted. This service is available for free, while onsite at your local Fingal Library.
The designation means local library borrowers will now have greater and more convenient access, to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch. The popular web service has over 6 billion searchable names, and 2 billion images of historical genealogical records.
FamilySearch adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly, from all over the world, and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records, from more than 130 countries, to help you discover and make family connections.
County Librarian, Betty Boardman praised the introduction of the new online genealogical resource saying, “Discovering more about our ancestors gives us a deeper appreciation of where we come from, and who we are. We are very pleased to announce that all ten Fingal Library branches, and our Local Studies department, are now FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries. A welcome addition to the wide range of amazing online services, and resources on offer at your local library.”
To get started on your search, log-in to your local Fingal Library computer, locate the FamilySearch icon on the desktop, or visit familysearch.org ,to begin your family history journey. You need to create your free account first, before you can view records.
You can view the full range of Fingal Library eServices, and eResources Online, including FamilySearch, on the Fingal Libraries website.