Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Now available from home! In normal circumstances, Ancestry can only be accessed using the library wifi or library computers.  

With Ancestry Library Edition, you can search records that include the US Federal Census (1790 to 1940), the Social Security Death Index, draft registration records, passenger lists, directories, narratives, probate, land title records, and some Canadian and UK census records.

To access Ancestry from home: go to My Account, log in with your New Providence library card barcode number and PIN (last 4 digits of your card number). Then click on Ancestry.com. Here is where the Ancestry link will be found on that page:

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FamilySearch

FamilySearch lets you search some genealogical records, family trees, and create your own family tree online.

New Providence Memorial Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library.  At NPML, you can view over 400 million digital original records in FamilySearch, including name indexes and images, that cannot be viewed from home. You may use the library computers or your own laptop connected to the library wifi to access them on FamilySearch. 

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest allows you to search Census records, books (family and local histories), wills & probate records, city directories, military records, immigration records, the Social Security Death Index, cemeteries and more.

You may search HeritageQuest from home.

Upcoming Events

Jan 18 12:00AM-LIBRARY CLOSED
Jan 18 12:00AM-LIBRARY CLOSED
Jan 18 12:00AM-Library Closed - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 19 10:00AM-Dino Kits
Jan 19 10:00AM-Virtual Storytime- Ages 4, 5, 6

Holiday Building Closing

The Library remains open even if the building will close for a little while...

Because of rising rates of COVID-19 infection in the County and in the town of New Providence, we are being cautious and closing our building to public access from Monday, December 21 through at least Monday January 11 subject to a decrease in infection levels.

Staff is, of course, in the building and we will continue to offer foyer pickup, craft kits and window shopping.  We also have special book bundles prepared for fast  and contact-free gift giving which are available in the foyer.  Take advantage of our Choose 3 Books for Me service or use the Browse Our Shelves feature to request items.  Make sure to check out Ms. Sam's Story Time Room to make browsing for kids' books fun and high tech.

Check our full schedule of events, too.  We look forward to welcoming you back into the library in the New Year and we hope that the holidays bring peace, joy and health to you and all of your loved ones.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311