Los Angeles FamilySearch Library
formerly Los Angeles Family History Library
ANCESTRY.COM IS BACK AT THE LAFSL!OTHER RESEARCH OPTIONS
Free and better than ever!
Full world and access to all databases
is available on all the computers.
You must use one of the computers at the LAFSL and the ICON
"Commercial Websites" on the monitor desktop screens. See a sample of
the desktop at http://www.lafhl.org/computerresourcesA.html
The ICON will take you to a PAGE with the Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest links.
Suggest that you review and organize your research at the ANCESTRY.COM
webpages below before coming to the LAFSL to conduct your research.
You can not email the submitters of the Public Member Trees from the LAFSL.
Try posting "Comments" with your email address and maybe they will contact you.
The Ancestry.com main page is http://www.ancestry.com/
The Ancestry.com world page is http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?i=d&tp=2
that has the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and Australia
ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION
If you go to a library such as the Los Angeles Public Library you will find the limited Ancestry Library Edition
that has 7000 of the 29,915 resources that can now be accessed on all the computers at the LAFSL.
Ancestry Library Edition has more than four billion names in over 7,000 databases and has a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical research. Census records; birth, marriage, and death records; immigration records; vital and church records; military records; and court, land, and probate records are included. Popular databases include the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1930, Social Security Death Index, Civil War records, U.S. Public Records Index, American Genealogical-Biographical Index and slave narratives.
Short description of Ancestry Library Edition
See a Ancestry Library Edition Tutorial at
http://www.proquest.com/assets/downloads/products/ale_search_guide.pdf and a slideshow
See more at the PDF documents below Ancestry® Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition Product Overview Ancestry Library Edition Database Guide Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online Comparison
Suggest you use Heritage Quest (H.Q.) that is now available Free online at the LAFSL using the ICON described above. H.Q. has all 1790 - 1930 census images online BUT only 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 are indexed. H.Q. has mainly the heads of households. It is suggested that you search the 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1930 indexes at Ancestry.com to find the information needed to "Browse" the images in H.Q. from a computer elsewhere. See this link for information on H.Q. http://www.lafhl.org/hqresearch.htm how it can be used at home and elsewhere.
If you don't find the person on the census page, look on the next page!
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