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Looking for Long, Lost Relatives?


One of the top hobbies in the United States is genealogy research. Looking for long, lost relatives can be exciting and fun, but it can also be a lot of work! Check out our genealogy databases to make your searching a little easier. The library has two genealogy databases to help with your research; Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online. Both of these databases have U.S. Census information from 1790-1930, which is a huge improvement from the "old days" when researchers would need to request the census tapes and search them for hours! Ancestry Library Edition also includes census information from the U.K. If you're looking for a photo of a passenger ship or a passenger list, Ancestry Library edition is a great place to look as well. The biggest difference between these two databases is the ability to access HeritageQuest outside of the library for Canton Public Library cardholders. Ancestry Library Edition is only available here at the library. If you have questions regarding these or any of our other databases, be sure to ask a reference librarian. Happy searching!