Family History


In Library and Home Use

With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, AncestryPlus is the most comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research available. Included in AncestryPlus are the digitized images of the US Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index,and much more.

In Library and Home Use

HeritageQuest Online provides libraries with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Beginning or professional genealogists can now use this powerful online library, with original page images for all documents, from the convenience of their home or at the library. Indexes and original page images mean no additional trips, inter-library loan requests or work by researchers or staff. Your library card number is required.

The Community Library and Kenosha Public Library are pleased to share a new digital archive featuring Kenosha County history.

This database includes a special collection, the Valentine Snippets Project, created by Linda Valentine. This Western Kenosha County collection includes family diaries, genealogies, farm documents, plat maps, surveys and more.

These treasured documents were made available to share with our communities by our Western Kenosha County Historical Society and residents.