Grand Island Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate

Grand Island Public Library has officially become an affiliate library of FamilySearch. This means the library has privileges to limited-access FamilySearch databases. Affiliate libraries may not have all the services of a FamilySearch Family History Center.

The Grand Island Public Library is located in the City of Grand Island, Nebraska. In June of 1883, a group of citizens met at the home of T.0.C Harrison for the purpose of establishing a library for the city. Later that year, the city council passed an ordinance to establish in the city a public library and reading room. The library became a reality on October 11, 1884.

By 1969, the library had become overcrowded and in need of repairs. In 1972, Edith Abbot bequeathed to the city of Grand Island $350,000 for the construction of a new library. It would be the Edith Abbot Memorial Library. The library was formerly dedicated on April 21, 1974. Today, the library is called the City of Grand Island Public Library.

The Grand Island Public Library becoming an official FamilySearch affiliate means that people can visit the library and discover their ancestry for free. They can use the library’s computers to get on FamilySearch and access the items that are available to affiliate libraries from any of the computers in the building.

FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It offers free accounts that gives people access to the abundance of genealogical information that has. FamilySearch also provides access to digitized materials that cannot be found on other genealogy websites, newspapers, vital records, and other documents.

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