Edition, which is accessible within the Library.
Some helpful sites and what you can find
African American Heritage is a digital
resource exclusively devoted to African
American family history research. This collection
was created in partnership with leading
African American genealogists and recognized
leaders in genealogical information. It offers
a user-friendly resource that not only brings
together records critical to African American
family research, but also connects them to
a community of research experts, whose
mentoring and assistance can sometimes mean
the difference between success and futility.
Fold3® Library Edition is the premier
collection of historical military records,
including the stories, photos, and personal
documents of the men and women who served
from the American Revolution through recent
conflicts. It contains millions of records from
Ancestry Library Edition (only
accessible within the library) delivers billions
of records including census data, vital
records, directories, and photos, as well as
church, court, and immigration records from
countries all over the world. Resources include
U.S. collections with millions of names from
Family owned and
more than 80 years.
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the federal census; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security
Death Index; U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records; military collections
with more than 150 million records from the Colonial Era to the Vietnam War,
including World War I and II draft cards, POW records, and casualty records; and
multimedia collections with millions of files ranging from family and gravestone
photos to postcards and newsreels.
HeritageQuest® Online is an essential collection of genealogical and historical
sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
The collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also
providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local
and family histories, and search aids.
The Library hosts the African-American Genealogical Society every fourth Saturday
morning at Main Library when the group presents topics of interest to both beginning
and seasoned genealogists. Each program begins with a brief business meeting that is
open to all, which is followed by a presentation, small group meetings on specific topics,
and genealogy troubleshooting. All are welcome.
Getting Ready to Go Back to School
“One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
—Jeanette Walls, The Glass Castle
There’s no question that kids love carefree, lazy summer days. But in August, one thing
is clear: back-to-school season is here. Shaker Library is ready to help families move
forward toward to a successful school year.
The best way to prepare for school is to read and it’s not too late to sign up for the
Summer Reading Program, Shaker Reads: A Universe of Stories. The fun and prizes
continue through September 1 and there are no reading rules. All reading counts. Go to
shakerlibrary.org or visit the library to join.
@ Shaker Library