Ancestry LE

Ancestry from home

What is Ancestry Library Edition?

Ancestry LE is a database of genealogical resources for finding vital records, census records, immigration records (birth/death registrations), land and tax records, wills, selected military records, voting lists, etc.. The resource is especially for U.S. and Canadian records, and also includes some European, Australian and New Zealand records.

Ancestry Library Edition contains over 30,000 record collections which span much of the globe and together hold over 11 billion records, some going back to the 1500s.   Ancestry Library Edition contains more records than the free site but slightly less than the full premium site. Please note, the information you will be able to find will vary depending on where and when your ancestors lived. In addition, not all records will be available for each of your ancestors being researched. New content added weekly!


How do I access Ancestry LE?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ProQuest has graciously made Ancestry LE available for at-home use.

To access the Ancestry LE database, go to our Virtual Collection page to access our databases. Enter your Library barcode and PIN at the login window and then click on Ancestry Library Edition from the list of available databases. You are now ready to start searching!

Ancestry LE is available for at-home use until December 31, 2021.


Video Tutorials

Five Minutes Finds how-to videos from Ancestry LE on YouTube

Using Ancestry Library Edition how-to video from the Toronto Public Library