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Karl, Retired Pastor

The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 

 

Databases – Genealogy

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Ancestry Library Edition

 

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Ancestry Library covers the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.  Note:  Due to our license agreement, Ancestry Library is ONLY available INSIDE the Library building, at our stations or on your laptop via our wi-fi.

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HeritageQuest

 

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Heritage Quest Online provides you access to census records, family and local histories, genealogy articles and more!  Unlike Ancestry, Heritage Quest can also be searched from HOME with your WDM Library card. In-library

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