This is a very simple post that seeks to raise awareness about genealogy resources at your local library and explains in 3 easy steps how to find access to them. Due to the popularity of genealogy, your local public library will almost certainly have some sort of online resource, like a subscription to a genealogy service.
My local library allows patrons to use Heritage Quest for free via the steps that should apply to your local library as well.
Heritage Quest is a genealogy site that normally requires a paid account but is often available at local libraries.
3 Step Process
The process for finding library resources on genealogy is usually the same at different libraries and works as follows:
1) (assuming you have a library card) Go to library website and login.,
In this case we are going to – https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/
2) Look for options and the libraries online resources.
In this case click on the 3 lines symbol to see a drop down menu and then choose “Online Resources”
3) There will be a section on genealogy that will have Heritage Quest and possibly other resources too.