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From: Jacqueline Baral <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Reference Dept. of Libraries
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 05:37:52 -0800
Here in my local area of Los Angeles County, California, I have a city
and a county library card.
I can access both 'district' libraries and all of their online resource
databases from my home computer.
Both libraries have free access to Heritage Quest. Although HQ is not in
anyway as big as Ancestry.com,
it's still a great starting point for the people getting started in
genealogy. When I discovered this use for
my cards, I made sure to tell my cousins about looking into their local
library's web sites. Some who
didn't have library cards went and got one, and found that they could
access HQ from home. They were
>Just wanted to remind you to check out the web site of your local Library
>once in a while. If you can find the web site, click on the Reference
>Dept., and then click on "on-line resources." You might be pleasantly
>surprised as to what has been added !
>And, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that some of the on-line
>resources - can be accessed from your home computer !
>More and more Libraries have added the HeritageQuest software - where both
>Census and books are available.
>And, some have Ancestry.
>One reminder is that for, HeritageQuest, I believe in most Libraries, you
>must be a resident of the town in order to access it via your home computer.
>Have a pleasant weekend !
>Betty (near Lowell, MA)
>We may have arrived on different ships but we're all in the same boat now. :o)
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