PCHA Received FamilySearch Affiliate Designation

The Pierce County Historical Association (PCHA) received the official certification of being a FamilySearch Affiliate library on March 20, 2019. FamilySearch Affiliate libraries have access to additional online records than those that people can access on the FamilySearch website at home. 

A FamilySearch Affiliate library cooperates with FamilySearch to help patrons have fun personal family history discoveries. This outcome is accomplished by affiliate libraries sharing FamilySearch’s digital record collections with patrons locally. FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

This partnership between the library and FamilySearch requires a signed contract and a shared IP address with FamilySearch, which enables access to additional digital record collections. These digital records include images and names indexes.

Currently, there are about 400 million original records available in a digital format that affiliate libraries have access to. Affiliate libraries also receive a monthly e-newsletter subscription for reference staff to stay abreast of what’s new and the latest tips and tricks for supporting family history patrons.

Anyone can now come and visit the Pierce County Historical Association office in Bay City, Wisconsin, and use the new online resource free of charge. To do so requires that you have a FamilySearch account, which you can get for free. Use the PCHA’s computers and log into FamilySearch with your own credentials. Or, if you prefer, you can bring your own laptop and connect to the FamilySearch website using the PCHA Wi-Fi, and get the same access.

The Pierce County Historical Association is very excited to have obtained the designation of being a FamilySearch Affiliate library. They invite the community to take advantage of this resource. It is recommended that you check the PHCA website before you visit, so you can find out when it will be open for visitors.

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