Gwinnett County residents searching for long-lost relatives have new resources available to them through the Library. Gwinnett County Public Library added Findmypast, Fold3 and Gale Genealogy Connect to their genealogy catalog which already includes Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.
Findmypast is one of the leading suppliers of online family history records, currently offering access to a collection of over 2 billion historical records covering the United States, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the globe.
Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military, courtesy of the U.S. National Archives, The National Archives of U.K., and many other sources.
Gale Genealogy Connect features a wide range of comprehensive references and is powered by authoritative information from Genealogical.com. With these unique references, available for the first time online in fully searchable format, users can confidently connect the dots with authoritative contextual information, where the full story lives.
"It is especially meaningful to offer new genealogy resources as we celebrate Gwinnett County's bicentennial this year," says Charles Pace, GCPL's Executive Director. "We hope this celebration encourages Gwinnettians to trace their roots and explore their past with help from the Library. We also appreciate the financial support from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to expand our genealogy resources."
Ancestry Library Edition and Findmypast are only available within the library. All other resources can be accessed by library card holders from home.
Visit gwinnettpl.org, select your resource, and enter your library card number and pin to get started.