Limited-Time Remote Access For Genealogy Research
Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available until the end of April and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed. Click to visit Ancestry Library Edition. If you do not have a PIN on your library account, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook Messenger @RutherfordCountyLibrary.
Online Resource Links
The following links are provided for research and information gathering purposes. Rutherford County Library System is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information provided on any of these sites. If you find broken links or links that no longer seem to point to the advertised location, please let us know.
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||With 5,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+). From Age of Learning, Inc.|
|African American Heritage
||ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. As a consequence of slavery and the changing legal status of African Americans, research in this area can be more challenging than other genealogical inquiries. ProQuest African American Heritage helps individuals address these unique issues by not only bringing together records critical to African American family research, but also by connecting them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.|
|Ancestry Library Edition
||Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.|
||Driving Tests includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.|
|NC Kids Digital Library
||Kids eBooks, eAudibooks, and videos. Sponsored by NCPLDA, NCGA, and the State Library.|
|North Carolina Digital Library
||The North Carolina Digital Library offers a wide variety of ebooks and downloadble audiobooks in fiction, non-fiction, children, and young adult subject areas.|