Dig into Your Ancestry at Home

Wondering what to do at home while practicing social distancing?

Tracing your family history can be a fascinating journey.

Screen Shot 2020-04-03 at 4.04.08 PMSo why not research your family tree using Livingston Library provided digital resources?

HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

This database is  made available to any NJ cardholder via the NJ State Library and can be accessed, here.

Hoopla and Overdrive have several ebooks on the subject of genealogy.Screen Shot 2020-04-03 at 4.02.32 PM

GALE Courses offers a course, “Genealogy Basics” that will help you understand the genealogy research process and how to interpret the information you find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based websites, which you can access while enrolled in this class.

You can also access Ancestry.com (previously available inside the library from the comfort of your own own.

For a list of librarian approved genealogy sites, click here.

-Archana, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian


Livingston, NJ 07039, USA

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