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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
The ICON will take you to a PAGE with the 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 main page is
The world page is
that has the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and Australia


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 and a slideshow

See more at the PDF documents below
Ancestry® Library Edition
  • Ancestry Library Edition Product Overview
  • Download the Adobe PDF Document
  • Ancestry Library Edition Database Guide
  • Download the Adobe PDF Document
  • Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online Comparison
  • Download the Adobe PDF Document

    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 to find the information needed to "Browse" the images in H.Q. from a computer elsewhere. See this link for information on H.Q. 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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    Made 10 October 2007 by Jon Schweitzer.
    Revised 18 January 2014.
    Copyright © 2007-2014 by LAFSL. All rights reserved.

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