Ancestry Library Edition

Where did previous generations come from? How did they live? What did they fight for? And how did their lives affect yours?

Historical records and photos hold so many answers about the fascinating people in history. Ancestry puts them at your fingertips.

Click on the logo to the left to open Ancestry inside the library!

Please note: Ancestry Library Edition is only available inside of the Benson Memorial Library building via one of our public computers or via a laptop/phone/tablet connected to our wifi network. To use Ancestry remotely from your home, please login to the website with your library card number and password and click on Remote Access in the menu bar.

Trying to access Ancestry from home? Here's how! (Until September 30, 2021)

Step 1: Sign in to your account.
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Step 2: Enter your library card number and password. If you have never reset your password, the default is your last name in all lowercase letters.
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Step 3: Click on Remote Access in the top bar.
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Step 4: Click on the link for "Ancestry Library Edition." You're in! Enjoy your search!
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This resource requires a library card to use it.

This resource requires you to be in the library to use it.

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