The library collection of Ancestry.com includes 7,000 databases and billions of indexed names of people from across the globe. The site includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from North America, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!
For example, the U.S. collections have hundreds of millions of names from sources such as the federal census; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records.
You have to be in a library building to access this service. You can connect to the library edition of Ancestry.com from APL computers and laptops, as well as your own devices when you are inside our branches. (Note, you may need to disable ad blockers when connecting from your own devices.)
The Ancestry.com library edition is provided through the Upper Hudson Library System at all public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties.