ProQuest Information and Learning and MyFamily.com are partnering to produce a new tool to support genealogy research in libraries. The Web-based database Ancestry Library Edition will replace and supercede the current library product offering, AncestryPlus, which will be phased out over the coming year. Ancestry Library Edition will be available effective August 30, 2004. ProQuest Information and Learning, a unit of ProQuest Company, creates and publishes databases for libraries and educational institutions worldwide.
Improvements in the new Ancestry Library Edition include a cleaner look to the interface with more user-friendly search options. Additionally, the new database features genealogical resources not previously available electronically in the library market. Exclusive new content available in Ancestry Library Edition includes the Immigration Collection, which features New York and San Francisco passenger lists and the New York Petitions for Naturalization Index. Current Ancestry library subscribers will still receive the vast majority of the data currently available in their subscription. Continuing content includes the U.S. Census Collection ("every name" index dating from 1790 to 1930); U.S. Data Collection (birth, marriage, and death records; World War I draft registration information; and Social Security Death Index); and the U.K. and Ireland Collection (England and Wales Census Images and Indexes; England and Wales Civil Registration Index 1837-present; and England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales Parish and Probate Records, 1500s-1837). ProQuest will provide site license subscriptions to current Ancestry customers at no additional cost from their current subscription for their Ancestry product.
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