Find out more about it with free access to the Ancestry® collection of databases!
Thomas Memorial Library cardholders now have free access to the subscription resource Ancestry® Library Edition, a history and genealogy goldmine that includes more than 7,000 databases with billions of historical records on individuals, families, and places. Sources include censuses, vital records (birth, death, marriage), immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, and maps. Countries for which data is available include the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, China, and many more.
Access to Ancestry® Library Edition is provided through MARVEL!
Unlike other databases included in the MARVEL! collection of resources, you must access this resource from within the library. [EXPAND Are you in the library now?]If you are in the library, click here to go directly to Ancestry® Library Edition.[/EXPAND]
For additional help, please visit the Maine State Library’s Genealogy resource page. This site includes a series of tutorials for using Ancestry® Library Edition , as well as other useful genealogy tools.
And don’t forget about the treasure trove of local resources maintained by the Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society. You can access their collection and meet with their volunteers here at the library on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Click here to visit their page on our site.