Access to Genealogy Resources from home

A couple of great online genealogy resources are helping out during this time by giving free from home access.

Accessible without login:

Ancestry in partnership with National Archives is providing free temporary access to 500 million records.

Accessible with login:

Ancestry Library Edition – Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

To gain access to these site, you have to first log onto your account through the webopac. It will require that you have a library card and know your PIN.

Click here to log onto the webopac through your account. Once you log onto your account, scroll down to find the links to these databases.

If you need a library card, you can sign up for a temporary card online. You will be emailed a library card number that will allow you to log onto your account using the link above.

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Here are some local digitized resources to get you started.

Franklin County Atlas from 1868

Obituary List

Burning of Chambersburg

Chambersburg Newspapers on Microfilm

Various Historical Papers

Conococheague Settlement

Old Roads of Cumberland Valley

Old Vance Inn

Rebel Invasion

Rebel Invasion Map

Retracing of Famous Old Turnpike

Retracing of Famous Old Turnpike, 2nd ed.