Genealogy Resources

The library is excited to be offer genealogy resources to our patrons thanks to generous funding from Friends of Drake Community Library (your FDCL membership and booksale dollars at work!).

Click on the photo to go to Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest is available within the library or for home users with a library account. It brings together census data, family records, local histories, and more into a single, searchable database. It provides access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Freedman’s Bank Records, and family and local history collections.

Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed from the public computers in the library.

Ancestry Library Edition is ONLY AVAILABLE FROM WITHIN THE LIBRARY USING THE LIBRARY PUBLIC COMPUTERS*. It is a version of the popular resource especially licensed for library use. It includes many of the popular databases found at, including unparalleled coverage of Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. It includes census, vital statistics, church, court and immigration records.

*The licensing requirements for Ancestry Library Edition are limited. We are sorry we can’t provide this to people using their own laptops within the library or computers at home. To access the resource click on the Ancestry link from within the browser window on the public computers.


FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history.