Grand Island Public Library offers new ancestry program

Grand Island Public Library offers new ancestry program
Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 7:37 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Public Library has officially become a FamilySearch affiliate which means people can discover their ancestry for free.

“They can get on and they can access any of those items that are available to affiliate libraries from any of the computers in the building,” Librarian Shaun Klee said.

FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and they provide access to digitized materials Ancestry and doesn’t offer.

Klee’s grandma’s family is from Italy and the only place he could find records was through FamilySearch.

“One branch of her tree in Italy, all the village records from Calabria which is the toe of Italy, those are not available online for viewing yet other than through FamilySearch,” Klee said.

FamilySearch has newspapers, vital records and other documents available for people to use and all people need is a library or guest card to use the computers.

To learn more, people can call the library at (308) 385-5333 to make an appointment with a librarian.

Copyright 2021 KSNB. All rights reserved.