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Library launches access to genealogy resources

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on March 14, 2020

The Hernando County Public Library System (HCPLS) will celebrate National Library Week from April 19 through April 25, 2020, by adding two new resources for genealogy research. HeritageQuest, a genealogical and historical resource, and Fold3™, a US military records database, will be new avenues for HCPLS patrons to find their place at the library.

Library launches access to genealogy resources for National Library Week

“Libraries have long served as trusted and treasured institutions where we can all come together, connect and learn alongside one another,” said Cindy Loftis-Culp, Library Services Manager. “This National Library Week is the perfect time to find your place here and explore your personal history with access to HeritageQuest and Fold3™.”

Your library invites all community members to visit your closest branch from April 19 through April 25 during National Library Week by exploring passions and discovering new interests through free technology, programs, and services. Registered cardholders who would like to access electronic resources can do so through an internet connection from the comfort of their home and use their HCPLS account number and pin to log in.

To access HeritageQuest and Fold3™ as a Hernando County Public Library cardholder, visit hernandocountylibrary.us/databases or call (352) 754-4043 for more information.

This project has been funded under the provisions of the State Aid to Libraries Grant program, which is administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

About National Library Week
National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries participate.   

About HeritageQuest by Ancestry
HeritageQuest is a genealogical and historical source for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back to the 1700s. It contains over 800 million various public records spanning all 50 U.S. states from 1950 to 1993.

About Fold3™ by Ancestry
Fold3™ by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including stories, photos, and documents of men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives.  Fold3 is invaluable for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans, and their families, teachers and battle reenactors. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans’ access.

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