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Resources by Subject: Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Browse the Ancestry Library Edition: an online collection of data on over 4 billion individuals from North America, Europe, Australia, and more. Please Note: This is only available onsite within the library. View Resource

Beacon News Collection

Explore Aurora-area history through local news, events, and people with the Beacon News Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. View Resource

Heritage Hub

Explore your family history or conduct in-depth genealogical research with the this collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices from 1704 to today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information, and potentially find unknown family members. Content includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7. View Resource

Heritage Quest

As a large and useful online data collection for family historians, HeritageQuest Online has the U.S. Census from 1790 through 1930, more than 26,000 family and local history books, Revolutionary War pension files, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) to 2.1 million-plus articles in genealogy and history periodicals, Freedman's Bank records of former slaves, and petitions to Congress that go back to 1789. View Resource

Messenger Public Library of North Aurora

Install Messenger Public Library of North Aurora

Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”