Chester County Library to Host Workshop on Ancestry.com.
Are you interested in your family history? Have you begun work on your family tree and gotten stuck? The Chester County Library has a resource that may be able to help in ancestry.com. On Saturday, August 23 from 10 – 11AM at the Main Branch of the Chester County Library, Tally Johnson, Special Services Manager for the library, will be conducting a workshop using Ancestry.com in your family history research. Space is limited to jsut six patrosn and you will need to sign up at the Chester County Library Main Branch. Access to the website will be done via the Library’s account, so no changes will be permitted to your personal files.
Ancestry.com is a privately held Internet company based in Provo, Utah, United States. The largest for-profit genealogy company int he world, it operates a newtork of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries, develops and markets genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services. As of December 2013, the company provided access to approximately 12.7 billion records and had 2.14 million paying subscribers. User-generated content included 191 million updloaded photos and more than 16 million uploaded stories. In addition to its flagship site, Ancestry.com operates Archives.com, Fold3.com, ProGenealogist, 100memories.com, Newspapers.com, Genealogy.com, MyFamily.com, and Rootsweb.com. Family Tree Maker software developed and marketed by the company is advertised as “the #1 selling family history software”.
We will be Closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.