When you dig into your ancestry, there is a feeling of excitement as you research those who came before you. You have an opportunity to glean information about relatives who helped shape who you are today and a chance to delve into their history so that you can better understand yourself.  These are some reasons why looking at your genealogy is important and beneficial.  It can be very exciting to find new clues about a distant relative’s history, to play the detective, and to fill in the gaps of your familial past. 

Genealogy is one of the fastest-growing hobbies in the United States. With the advent of the internet, it has become easier than ever before to trace your ancestors. According to TIME and USA TODAY, it is the second-most popular hobby in the United States.   People want to know where they came from and the history that has helped form them.

When you come to the library, you can access Ancestry.com on any of our computers, where you’re welcome to do your fact-finding.   However, our Local History Room is especially conducive to an afternoon of quiet investigation.  Look into your past here at the library on Ancestry.com.