Uncover Your Roots With the Library

Uncover your roots with these resources provided by the Palm Beach County Library System! Whether you are a genealogy enthusiast or an avid researcher, the Library has what you are looking for.

Ancestry Library Edition, opens a new window

Are you interested in researching your family history? Ancestry Library Edition is an online resource that can help you take the first steps on your genealogical quest.

 Whether you are looking for your grandfather’s birth certificate or your great-great-great grandfather’s will, you can find many of these records using Ancestry Library Edition. Ancestry Library Edition provides access to millions of records including U.S. census records, birth and death certificates, naturalization applications, military records and much, much more! Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed in one of the Library’s 17 locations.

HeritageQuest, opens a new window

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive of American genealogical resources — rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories and finding aids. Users can access resources such as digital images of the U.S. census dating back to 1790, Revolutionary War pension records, Freedman’s Bank records for researchers looking for their African-American ancestors and published family and local history books that have been digitized. 

These resources are not just limited to the United States! HeritageQuest provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries. Unlike Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest can be accessed from home with a valid Palm Beach County Library card.