Locations at the JDL

Genealogy Research

  • Ancestry
    Worldwide historical records, family tree services and genealogy (Access to this resource is available within the library only).
  • Heritage Quest Online
    A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
  • Jackson Citizen Patriot Historical and Current Collection
    Explore Jackson history through local news, events and people with Jackson Citizen Patriot Historical and Current Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
  • MyHeritage – Library Edition
    MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
  • Passenger & Immigration Lists Index
    The Passenger & Immigration Lists Index covers more than 5 million names of persons who immigrated to North American between the late 1500s and the mid-20th Century.
  • Jackson County Obituary Index
    A team of volunteers compile and index historic obituary announcements on JDL's website. The index is updated quarterly.