The Library now subscribes to Ancestry Library Edition (ALE), an online genealogical research database from ProQuest. If you plan to research your family tree, then you'll want to use this service. Ask for a log-in slip from staff at our circulation, adult information, or Indiana Room desks.
Now Available at MPL (Onsite Use Only)
ProQuest has a short video that explains ALE in a nutshell.
Ancestry Library Edition
Two-Minute Promo Video
Now that the Library has database accessibility, patrons will be able to log-into Ancestry.com to do genealogy research. There are some important rules, however:
- MPL patrons may ONLY log-into Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) from the Library's campus. So there is no remote access available.
- The good news is that you may log-into ALE using your wireless device (laptop or notebook computer or other web-browsing gadget), but, again, you must connect while you are physically at the Library.
- ALE will also be available at the Library's computer lab work stations and on the Indiana Room public PC.
If you need remote accessibility, the Library also offers Heritage Quest Online (HQ), another popular genealogy database. You may access that anywhere you have an Internet connection. All you need is your MPL-issued Evergreen Indiana library card (or MPL Access library card). Click the icon below to jump to Heritage Quest's log-in screen.
Click Logo to Log-in
Heritage Quest Online
Two-Minute Tutorial by ProQuest
FREE ONLINE TRAINING WEBINARS & LIBGUIDES
Learning how to use Ancestry Library Edition or Heritage Quest Online is easy. ProQuest offers FREE online training webinars (just click Genealogy in the subject list) and provides FREE downloadable genealogy LibGuides. The LibGuides help you navigate the ALE or HQ online workspaces. Just click the menu selections on the ABOUT taskbar to get help for specific areas.
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The Library will also have free bookmarks with quick tips and strategies you may use to enhance your ALE research.
You may also ask the MPL Indiana Room Historian to assist you. That's me. I will be happy to help.