Discover Your Roots

How to access Ancestry.com From Home



1. Visit our catalog page
2. Click on My Account
3. Enter Library card information
4. Click on the Ancestry button image to get redirected to the website. 
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Helpful Links 



🌳  Ancestry.Com - The "Library Edition" is available inside the library (once the library building reopens). 
🌳  Ancestry Academy - Includes several free video tutorials on how to use Ancestry.com and other research tools.
🌳  Ancestry Templates - Downloadable PDFs for recording your research
🌳  Family Tree Information from Ancestry.com 
🌳  Family Search - Requires a user profile to get started, but it is a FREE resource run by the LDS Church and has additional records that Ancestry.com may not have. There is also a local branch in Monterey
🌳  The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (GSSCC) - our local and very helpful group of genealogists. 
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Many thanks to our program partner Gail Burk for developing and sharing these materials with the Watsonville Public Library. Gail is a long-time member of the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County and has served in a number of Board positions, including President. Currently, she is a volunteer staffer for the Society. She has delivered a variety of programs over the years and has also given presentations at the Society’s genealogy seminars. Gail graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Art, and minored in History. She has been an active genealogist for more than 41 years.