Ancestry.com With more than 24,000 historical databases that include 5 billion names, Ancestry.com also allows users to use powerful tools to complete their own family trees. You can use Ancestry to search the Social Security Death Index, the US Census, and records from specific ethnic groups. The Orem Library's Ancestry subscription includes access to United Kingdom-specific genealogical information. This resource can only be used at the Orem Library using library computers. Call 801-229-7175 for more information or come on in to begin using Ancestry.com today.
Heritage Quest Genealogy This online tool for genealogists and historians of all types allows powerful searching of the US Census from 1790-1930, access to a huge and expanding library of books and articles on genealogical names and places, and the ability to search records of freed slaves, court petitions, etc. To access this information, log in with your library card and PIN number by clicking here, then choose “Genealogy (Heritage Quest)” on the left-side menu. Questions? Call 801-229-7175.
Newspaper Source Provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Newspapers are helpful when searching for an obituary, or other local information.To access this resource, log in with your library card and PIN number by clicking here, then choose “Full list of EBSCO databases” on the left-side menu. Once this screen comes up, choose “Newspaper Source” from the alphabetical list. Questions? Call 801-229-7175.
ProQuest Newsstand indexes 1,379 national and international newspapers, including the Deseret News, the Salt Lake Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc. To access this resource, log in with your library card and PIN number by clicking here, then choose “ProQuest Newsstand” on the left-side menu. Questions? Call 801-229-7175.
Utah Newsearch indexes of ALL of Utah's newspaper archives from 2004 to current. Each newspaper provides fully-searchable PDFs of the complete newspapers, which lets you see both photos and headlines. There is a two week delay. To access this resource, log in with your library card and PIN number by clicking here, then choose “Utah Newsearch Utah Press Association” on the left-side menu. Questions? Call 801-229-7175.
World Vital Records We are now pleased to offer at-home access to World Vital Records, in addition to our access in the Library, which provides genealogy databases and family history networking tools. World Vital Records adds content daily and includes most popular databases like Everton’s Genealogical Helper Group Sheets and Pedigree Files, and the World War II Army Enlistment Records. The Social Security Death Index (SSDI), the Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Records, Find A Grave death records, and the Small Town Papers newspaper collection are also available through the service. We also offer library and home access to Heritage Quest, and access to Ancestry.com is available only in the Orem Public Library. To use this resource, log in with your library card and PIN number by clicking here and choose “World Vital Records” on the left-side menu.