Jefferson County Public Library offers new genealogy database for Jeffco residents

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is now offering access to MyHeritageopens a new window, an online database that makes it easy and fun to explore your family heritage.

Jeffco residents can access the database from any JCPL library or from home, and use it to upload family photos, create a family tree, browse through millions of historical photos and search through more than 9 billion historical records.  MyHeritage enables users to search birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records, and other genealogy resources that span the last five centuries.  The MyHeritage database includes more than 3 billion family tree profiles, and due to ongoing content contributions by individual users, the database grows at an average pace of nearly 2 million records every day.

“JCPL offers rich resources to help people discover their roots,” said Peg Hooper, adult services manager, JCPL. “In addition to MyHeritageopens a new window, we also provide online access to Ancestry.comopens a new window and Heritage Questopens a new window. We have classes throughout the summer, including Introducing MyHeritage for Genealogy Research, Getting Started in Online Genealogy, and drop-in sessions with members of the Mountain Genealogists Society, to give residents all the tools they need to explore their history.

“Genealogy can be a fascinating and gratifying pursuit,” Hooper added. “Sign up onlineopens a new window or call us at 303-235-5275 to Book a Librarian. Our research professionals can show you how to get started.”

For a full list of online resourcesopens a new window and classesopens a new window, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.