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Genealogy

FamilySearch

FamilySearch lets you search some genealogical records, family trees, and create your own family tree online.

New Providence Memorial Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library.  At NPML, you can view over 400 million digital original records in FamilySearch, including name indexes and images, that cannot be viewed from home.

You must use the library computers or a device connected to library wifi to access the additional records on FamilySearch.  Ask for a computer guest pass at the front desk if you plan to use one of the computers. Then go to Family Search and log in with your personal login.

FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most Family History Center-only databases, but not all. You may need to visit a Family History Center for some records.

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest allows you to search Census records, books (family and local histories), wills & probate records, city directories, military records, immigration records, the Social Security Death Index, cemeteries and more.  Accessing HeritageQuest from home? It will ask you to log in with your library card's 14 digit barcode number.

HeritageQuest offers the same Census data as Ancestry.com for the US, UK and Canada, as well as the same obituaries from Newspapers.com, city directories, US public records, Freedman's Bank records, and the Social Security Death Index. Unlike Ancestry, you must choose the collection you are searching in HeritageQuest (for example, all census records) before you can search for a person.  

New Jersey State Library's Genealogy Guide

The Genealogy Librarian at the New Jersey State Library has published a genealogy research guide.  

Come inside and connect!

Welcome to your NEW New Providence Memorial Library!

If you haven't visited us lately, be sure to come in and experience all that has changed. Our new layout has something for everyone. Browse our new displays, choose your favorite spot to cozy up and read, or sit down to work. Explore our expanded catalog now that we're part of the MAIN Library Alliance. You can request materials in our online catalog from any member library to be delivered here for you to pickup, if we don't have what you need in house. 

We are thrilled to be FINE FREE in an effort to encourage you to come back and keep borrowing. Your library card is your key to all free subscriptions, online resources, and digital materials, too. So get your library card and make a note of your barcode number!

Come discover, collaborate and connect with Your Library this winter and all year long. Visit our Calendar for our program schedule. Join us!

We look forward to seeing you here,

~ Stacey Maisch, Library Director