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Use Ancestry Library Edition at Home!

Use Ancestry Library Edition at Home!

March 20, 2020

Ancestry recently announced that it will generously allow public libraries to give their customers remote access to Ancestry Library Edition through the end of December 2021! This means that all customers with a current MCPL Access Pass (Library card) can now use Ancestry to work on their genealogy projects at home! To do this, you must access Ancestry Library Edition through MCPL’s website, and log in with your card number, just like you would for any of the other remotely accessible online resources.

In addition to Ancestry Library Edition, there are many other genealogy resources that you can access from home! See a complete list of the Library’s online genealogy resources here. For assistance using any of MCPL’s online resources, email info@mymcpl.org.

Happy Researching!

Cheryl L.
Midwest Genealogy Center

Comments

I will I to get a new card.

From Ruth Joan Cox (not verified)
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 07:45pm

Hello! If you're having problems accessing your library account you can email info@mymcpl.org to ask for help recovering your card number. We will be happy to help you!

Barbara W.

Electronic Resources

From Barbara Waliczek
Mon, 04/27/2020 - 11:33am

How do I update my card on line?

From Helen Moore (not verified)
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 01:53pm

Hello! To update your account information, please email info@mymcpl.org to let us know what you would like to change. We will be happy to help!

Barbara W.

Electronic Resources Department

From Barbara Waliczek
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 09:13am

I have a library card at my library in Metropolis illinois and i went to the library edition to put inmy info it said user name so i put in my library card number then for the password i used my numbers i had put in for the library that didnt work. I went to the library portal and i chosse a new user name but kept the password with the numbers. it still wont work any suggestions as what to do because it says here you can use your library portal to the lirary editon of the library to access ancestry at home.

From anna abney (not verified)
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 10:50pm

Hello! To use our subscription to Ancestry Library Edition, you will need a library card number with us. You won't be able to use your Metropolis illinois library card number on our website to access our online resources. 

Since your location is outside of either Kansas or Missouri, you would qualify for a Research Card with us. Research cards must be applied for in person at our Midwest Genealogy Center. There is a fee of $35.00 (as of July 2020), and the card is valid for six months.*

I am very sorry for the inconvenience.

Barbara W.
Mid-Continent Public Library Electronic Resources

From Barbara Waliczek
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 08:28am

I can't find my library card

From Cheryl Breland (not verified)
Mon, 07/12/2021 - 06:27pm

Hello! If you're looking for your library card number, please reach out to us at info@mymcpl.org. We can help you out with that.

Barbara W.
Electronic Resources Department

From Barbara Waliczek
Tue, 07/13/2021 - 08:12am

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