Visit Us and Use Ancestry.com for Free!

Here at the library you can access our Ancestry Subscription Database that contains millions of records and images for free from any of our public computers. Click the Research tab in our navigation for a direct link to Ancestry.com.

Come into our Baker Genealogy Center (in the Topeka Room on the second floor) where you can trace your family tree using our genealogy print collection, our dedicated genealogy computers and microfilm reader-printers. Our staff are always ready to assist you and help you get started in your search for your family’s history. 

When you visit the library you will have access to our Ancestry subscription which includes

Census Collection and Voter Lists from the United States and around the world

  • U.S. Federal Census Collection including
  • UK Census Collection & Canadian Census Collection
  • U.S., Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940

Birth, Marriage & Death Collection

  • Birth, Baptism & Christening
  • Marriage & Divorce
  • Death, Burial, Cemetery & Obituaries
  • Social Security Death Index
  • England & Wales, Birth, Marriage, Death Indexes, 1837-1915

Military Collection

  • Draft, Enlistment, Service & Casualties
  • Soldier, Veteran & Prisoner Rolls & Lists
  • Pension Records
  • Awards & Decorations of Honor
  • News & Histories
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • Photos

Immigration & Travel Collection

  • Passenger & Crew Lists
  • Citizenship & Naturalization Records
  • Border Crossings & Passports
  • Immigration & Emigration Books
  • Ship Pictures & Descriptions

Other collections included with our on-site Ancestry subscription are:

  • Newspapers & Publications
  • Pictures
  • Stories, Memories & Histories
  • Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
  • Schools, Directories & Church Histories
  • Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills
  • Reference, Dictionaries & Almanacs
  • Ancestral Charts and pintable US, UK, and Canadian Census Forms
  • Recently added new content such as U.S. City Directories 1821-1989 (beta) 

You can also visit us at our Local History Blog to use our collection of genealogy databases, helpful links, and printable forms.

  • Larry C. Cushinberry

    I would love to be a part of the Local History Blog so that I can collection genealogy data on my family. Thank you for making this possible.

  • Heidi

    What a great service, I’ve wanted to try this one out and see how it works. Thanks. !!