Western Counties Regional Library’s eLibrary offers a wide range of services. Explore a vast collection of digital fiction and non-fiction for all ages, magazines, newspapers, movies, music, reading and math help. Learn a new skill, craft or hobby or improve an existing one. Learn a new language for self-improvement or prepare for your next vacation. Dig into your genealogical past or conduct research for your school project with vetted resources and encyclopedia.
Enjoy Tumblebooks K-6 children’s eBook database.
Use this Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=fWZ7OiO%2fBgovuwQC46XRiA%3d%3d or the button to the right.
Enjoy Tumblebooks K-6 math ebook database.
Use this Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?u=westcrl&p=libra or the button to the right.
Western Counties Regional Library provides library members instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research through the online database – ancestry.ca. Discover the world’s largest family history resource – immigration records, vital records, census records, family histories, court records, church records, directories, photos, military records, passenger lists and more!
* This resource is only available within our branch libraries. You are not able to access this database from home. While in the library go to http://ancestrylibrary.proquest.com and start your search or ask our friendly library staff how to access the service.
Genealogy Research Tips
- List what you already know – start an ancestral chart
- Interview relatives – make family group sheets
- Get death records – death certificates, obituaries, etc. Then…
- Follow death-record clues – time/place of death lead to birth, marriage, other records.
- Search census records – learn where ancestors lived. Then…
- Search local sources – newspapers, local histories, property (land) maps, church records, wills, etc.
- Don’t forget – family histories, immigration records, ship passenger lists, military records, cemetery records, etc.