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Pierre, SD 57501

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Ancestry Library Edition

This class is provided by Proquest. This class will be offered again if the time is not convenient. CEU’s are not available for this training. Please contact the Continuing Education Coordinator at the South Dakota State Library via email Email Link if you have any questions or want to discuss training options.

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Location: online
  • Audio: toll-free telephone or voice over ip (via computer speakers)

One of the most important international genealogical collections available today, Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) contains thousands of databases and billions of names. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, and other regions of the world. Join an online session with one of our trainers to get an introductory overview of the platform and database or refresh your awareness with an update. This course covers content, functions, and features of, as well as tips for using Ancestry Library Edition (ALE). We will also answer questions and show you how to access support, including help pages and documentation.

The session is scheduled to cover:

  • Broad content review of three key categories: Historical Records, Stories & Publications, and Photos & Maps
  • Browse and search functions of various collections, including Census, Immigration, and Military records
  • Viewing, printing, and saving


March 15
10:00 AM CT Register Online Web Link to Ancestry Library Webinar Registration 031517

March 28
1:00 PM CT Register Online Web Link to Ancestry Library Webinar Registration 032817

April 6
10:00 AM CT Register Online Web Link to Ancestry Library Webinar Registration 040617

April 25
12:00 PM CT Register Online Web Link to Ancestry Library Webinar Registration 042517

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Of interest to those researching local history and family histories. Includes U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 thru 1940, immigration records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, the family history library and more. Web Link to More Information
Access: library and school campus
Category: genealogy

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David Bradford EMAIL
Digital Resources Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

Kathleen Slocum EMAIL
Continuing Education Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 2

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