Penn State students, faculty and staff with an Access ID can now search Ancestry Library Edition from the Databases A-Z list or the University Libraries’ homepage. While best known as the premiere genealogy database, Ancestry also offers scholars rich primary sources for advanced biographical research. Original census records from the United States, United Kingdom and Canadian censuses, beginning in the 18th and 19th century; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more are digitized and supported by a powerful search engine. These collections are continuously updated with new content every business day.
For more information about database content and search features, contact Dolores Fidishun at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Ware at email@example.com. If you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Susan Ware at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-892-1380610-892-1380.