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eHRAF World Cultures and Ancestry (Library Edition) are two new databases that the Library has recently acquired. eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural and ethnographic database that contains descriptive information on all aspects of cultural and social life. Ancestry (Library Edition) is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world.
eHRAF World Cultures contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords.
Cross-cultural database includes coverage of more than 290 ethnic cultures from around the world
Contains more than 600,000 digitized pages of books, articles, reports, and images
Ethnographic collections organized by regions, subregions, and cultures
ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today. The collection contains more than 9,000 databases and billions of indexed names.
Sources include censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps
YouTube channel with videos to help you learn more about Ancestry Library Edition collections and search options
In the classroom
Relevant for many subjects, including but not limited to: AMST, ANTH, ECON, ED, ENG, FAMR, HWST, HIST, HUM, POLS, REL, SOC, WS
For ideas about how to integrate Family History into the Classroom, as well as sample lesson plans related to History & Biographical Research, take a look at this ebook, Family History in the Classroom.