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Ancestry

Ancestry Library Edition

*Due to Covid-19, the library is NOW able to offer remote access to this resource that is usually only available from within the library. 

Access Ancestry from your home using the link below. You will need your Oak Bluffs library card number and 4-digit PIN.

Oak Bluffs Public Library Ancestry Home Access

To re-set you PIN, use one of the following options:

  • Do it online here: https://library.clamsnet.org/pinreset
  • Email: amalik@clamsnet.org
  • Call the library 508-693-9433 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and library card number.

The library has purchased a subscription to the Ancestry Library Edition website, a valuable resource for genealogy research. Over 5 billion names in approximately 3,400 databases, the website provides users with access to census, court, land, and many other records from the United States, Canada, and some European countries (including the UK).

*Usually, the website may only be accessed from inside the library, but during Covid-19, we are offering it remotely. To access from inside the library, simply click on the Ancestry Library Edition icon from the desktop of any public computer (except Children’s & Library Catalog computers).

If you would like to learn more about how to use Ancestry Library Edition please refer to the help link on the Ancestry Library Edition website or speak with a librarian.