Our database collection currently offers two Genealogy options--AncestryPlus and HeritageQuest. We are transitioning between the two: HeritageQuest will become our only genealogy database this fall. Currently, AncestryPlus is available only from a library computer. HeritageQuest will be accessible from any PC.
These databases open a world of research possibilities to the genealogical seeker. Anyone seriously seeking family history information is prepared to do a lot of slogging through records. These research portals allow a lot of the "legwork" to be done at home. What a concept!
Military records can be accessed, as can some ship passenger lists. The Social Security Death Database can yield important death date information. One of the best features of both AncestryPlus and HeritageQuest is the availability of indexed U.S. Census records, which previously were only available in major libraries and through historical societies. The censuses are dry, to be sure, but they contain lots and lots of information. When you're able to take your time with the censuses, you're certain to find more than you expected.
As always, if you have questions, ask a librarian. We have more information on these databases that will give real help to the seeker.