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Ancestry Library Video Tutorials

5-minute Finds Series
5 minute tutorials on a variety of topics related to the Ancestry Library database.

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About Ancestry Library Edition

Use Ancestry Library Edition to search genealogical records and discover more about your family history.

This database includes records from the U.S. Census, military records, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, directories, passenger lists, and more. 

Database Guide Handout (PDF)

Quick User Guide (PDF)

Search Tips

Genealogy Research Tips

1. Your family is a great starting place!
Find out as much as you can from your parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, etc. They might be able to provide you with essential information and/or give you leads on where to search.

2. Keep track of what you find.
Use a genealogy or family tree chart to keep track of your ancestors. Save your records in one place and keep track of where you looked.

3. Ask for Help.
Librarians and Archvists can help lead you to more sources. For additional genealogy research, visit UH Mānoa's Hamilton Library, the Hawaiʻi State Library, and the Hawaiʻi State Archives.

Ideas for Using Ancestry Library with your class!

Incorporate into a Genealogy/Family History assignment

Family History in the Classroom (eBook): 
In this enhanced digital textbook, nine educators share how they used family history in their classrooms to increase engagement and build empathy.

Lesson Plans (related to History, Biography, and Autobiography)

Charts & Forms

Charts & Forms from
Ancestral Chart, Research Calender, etc.

Pedigree Chart and other useful forms from

Research Log (PDF) by Jessica Kalika Wong

ʻOhana Group Record (PDF) by Jessica Kalika Wong

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