Ancestry Library Edition Connect to Ancestry Library Edition (users on-campus) Connect to Ancestry Library Edition (users off-campus)
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
   1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
   2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
   3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

Ancestry Library Edition provides access to a number of genealogical and historical resources, including images of the decennial U.S. census from 1790-1930.

Among specific kinds of resources included are:
  • Census records
  • Military records
  • Court, land, and probate records
  • Immigration records
  • periodicals and newspapers
  • birth, marriage, and death records (including the Social Security Death Index)
  • biography and history
  • reference and finding aids
  • directories and memberships

Updated: daily

Ancestry Library Edition's 1790-1820, 1870-1880, and 1930 U.S. Census Images, Historical Newspapers Collection, and other recent Images Online databases utilize two specialized image viewers (which are different than those currently used in some of the Census Images Online collection).

The Basic Image Viewer allows all customers (both Mac and PC users) who are using current versions of the Internet Explorer or Netscape internet browsers to view the images and does not require an additional software download. This viewer is also optimized for customers with slower modem connections. The Advanced Image Viewer requires a free software download and has several advanced features. It is designed for use only with the Internet Explorer browser for the PC.

If you encounter authentication problems on a mobile device with the browser in "Mobile View", try to use the browser in "Full View" or "Desktop View", then try again.

Help: Click on “Help” at the upper right corner of the screen. For further assistance, contact a librarian.
Related Resources: Databases for Genealogy
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: ProQuest

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 04/03/14