11 May 2007

Ancestry.com Personal Accounts at FHL

I don't often do the happy dance, but I may come dangerously close.

Ancestry.com can now be accessed in the FHL and local Family History Centers by those who have their own personal accounts. This is excellent for our group trip to Salt Lake City--which starts on Wednesday. Ancestry.com won't solve all our genealogical problems, however having access to our accounts at the library is a significant advantage. Of course, I can't take credit for the timing.

This was received from staff at Ancestry.com:

We are happy to announce that Ancestry.com has found a solution to enable patrons at the Family History Library and Family History Centers to login to Ancestry using their personal accounts.

We have been coordinating this deployment closely with representatives from the Family and Church History Department, the Family History Library, and administrative representatives of the Family History Centers.
What we have done...

We have created a new domain called http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ for the Family History Library and the Family History Centers to use to get access to the collections available to them by contract.
With this new domain name, patrons at the FHL and local FHCs can login to their own personal accounts using Ancestry.com