County Libraries Become FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries

If you want to be part of the popular ancestry search trend, look no further than the libraries in Centre County. Schlow Library, Centre County Library, the Pennsylvania Room & Historical Museum, Centre Hall Area Branch Library, and Holt Memorial Library are now FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries. This means our patrons have access to more genealogy resources to help make more family discoveries. FamilySearch is a world leader in family history.

There are only a few hundred affiliate libraries in the country. The designation means local library patrons will now have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch. The popular web service has over 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of historical genealogical records—and you get the helpful assistance of library staff. 

FamilySearch adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all over the world and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries to help you discover and make family connections.

The resource is available at all public computers and via the link through the libraries website. Patrons will be prompted to make an account before gaining access to the billions of records available through FamilySearch.

Ask a staff member for more information today!


About FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at or through more than 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.