All over the world, digital research collections are being prioritized to ensure continuing access to people working from home, self-isolating, or sheltering in place. Ancestry is no different: they’ve made their usual Library Edition (only available at the computer terminals of contracting public libraries) available from home.

Go to your local public library’s website and see if Ancestry Library Edition is now available for you from home. All you need to do is enter your library card number. Libraries from Halifax to Vancouver Island are offering this  service.

I logged in through my own library (from Hamilton Public Library – thanks!) and was able to find a few resources of note. One is of course the collection of microfilmed books from the Canada Yearly Meeting Archives:

Our partners at Swarthmore College Library have shared their collection of annual reports and proceedings including many from Canada.

If you search “Quaker” you will find a variety of results from both overseas and close to home.

Happy reading!


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