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Project Description


Important Notice: Remote access to AncestryLibrary ended on December 31, 2021. AncestryLibrary is an in-library-only database.

Learn the stories behind the names on your family tree. Search AncestryLibrary, a genealogy treasure trove containing 3,000 databases and primary source documents. The library edition of the popular website, this digital resource helps you find information to uncover your history and understand the stories that have shaped who you are.



This Digital Collection is a third-party service hosted in the U.S. or in another location outside Canada. Creation of a user account may store limited Personal Information (email address, password, library barcode and password, and the date of your last login) on a server stored outside Canada. Upon account creation, you are consenting and become subject to the privacy policy of the service provider. GVPL encourages patrons to review all third-party privacy policies and statements to protect their personal information.

Where other (third-party) organizations require personal information in order to provide services on behalf of the Library, the Library makes reasonable efforts to obtain commitments from such organizations that they treat the personal information in compliance with FIPPA and this policy. However, once information is in the hands of other organizations, it is beyond the Library’s control, and the Library cannot be accountable for the use, or further disclosure, of that information.

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