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Are you ready to learn more about your family’s history?  Stop by the Willennar Genealogy Center, where you can continue your research online by using our subscriptions to various genealogy sites, giving you access to important documents such as passenger lists, wills, and census records.

Here are some of the sites you can access for free at Willennar Genealogy Center:

  • Ancestry: A great place to start your genealogical research, Ancestry allows users to search through a variety of historical documents, including census and voter lists, records for immigration and travel, military documents, and birth, marriage, and death records.
  • Origins: With a special focus on the UK and Ireland, this site offers access to censuses, marriage registers, wills, and passenger lists, as well as court, burial, militia, and apprentice records. Origins also features downloadable original maps and plans from 19th century surveys. To use Origins at the Genealogy Center, you will need to see a staff member to log you in.
  • Fold3: Named for the third fold in a traditional flag-folding ceremony, Fold3 provides access to U. S. military records, including photos, personal documents, and other records of U. S. veterans.
  • Heritage Quest: Here, users can search census records, Revolutionary War-era records, and Freedman’s Bank, as well as a wide selection of books and articles on local and family histories. Heritage Quest also offers access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI). Created by staff at the Allen County Public Library, PERSI is a comprehensive and highly respected subject index of genealogy and local history periodicals from the 1800s and onward, containing over 2.3 million records from over 6,600 periodicals.

Questions? Please give us a call at 925-2414 ext. 420.



About Katy

Some of the books I've recently come to love include Signal To Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, The Just City by Jo Walton, Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead, and Bug In A Vacuum by Melanie Watt. I'm a firm believer in the power of the Oxford comma.
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