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Los Angeles FamilySearch Library
formerly Los Angeles Family History Library
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Online Databases

The online databases, services and websites below are now available free at the LAFSL and formerly LAFHL.

You must use one of the computers at the LAFSL. The desktop on each monitors has ICONS to choose.
The websites below are acccessed using the "Commercial Websites" ICON. See a sample of
most computer desktops at and then click on "Premium Family History Websites".
The other ICONS on the desktop will take you to other sample PAGES with links. The 5 computers next to the microfilm readers have Windows XP and may be used for DOS programs. Their resources are at

Suggest that you review each website before coming to the LAFSL to conduct your research.

Access Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 120 million newspaper pages. Their newspaper archive dates back from 1607 to the present.


The king ANCESTRY.COM IS BACK at the LAFSL and better than ever! See more information at

ArkivDigital Replaced Genline at LAFSL.

Swedish Church Records Online. The online website contains church records from the 16th-20th century for research in Swedish genealogy. Search your Swedish ancestry in millions of pages of original Swedish Church Records.

Footnote is now Fold3 at

Fold3 is a subscription-based website that features searchable, original documents that provide users a view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. The site will have over 25 million digital images by the end of 2007. Fold3 is currently working with FamilySearch to index the American Revolutionary War Pension files. Additional projects with FamilySearch are under development.

Individuals with Fold3 subscriptions will be able to sign in with the same Fold3 username and password they use at home in order to save, annotate, and upload content.

Godfrey Memorial Library hhp://

Godfrey Memorial Library has an extensive collection of essential resources to assist genealogical and historical research. Resources include newspapers, city and business directories, vital records, printed census records, state, county, and local histories, as well as numerous family histories, family bible records, and service and pension records.

Heritage Quest/ProQuest

Heritage Quest has been at the LAFSL for a few months. See more information about Heritage Quest at

You can use Heritage Quest at home if you have LA CITY Public Library card at Scroll down and click on HeritageQuest Online. Enter your card number and the last 4 digits of your phone number you have on file with the LAPL, Enter and chose Search Census or something else.

You can also use Heritage Quest at home if you have LA COUNTY Public Library card at Look under "Reference" to find and click on "Heritage Quest". Enter your 13 digit (no spaces) card number and proceed.

Heritage Quest online includes the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790 to 1930 including names and indexes for many of the sets. Users will be able to find people and places located in over 20,000 published family and local histories and PERSI, an index of over 1.9 million genealogy and local history articles. Other online databases include Revolutionary War Pension, Bounty-Land Warrant Application files, and the Freedman Bank Records.

World Vital Records

World Vital Records provides access to research helps and has a wide variety of international records, including more than 60 parish registers, Scottish death records, UK marriages, and Irish prisoner records. There are more than 300 newspapers with 100,000 pages added a month, and over 500 online databases, including vital, military, land, pension records, reference materials, family histories, maps, gazetteers, and international coops. With the recent Quintin Publications partnership, World Vital Records will soon have more than 10,000 databases online. At least one new database is added every business day.

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Web page revised 16 February 2014 by Jon Schweitzer.
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