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Ancestry Library



Find out more about your family tree by searching Ancestry Library, a public library version of the popular that includes access to over 2 billion names and thousands of genealogical databases:

  • Census and voter lists
  • Birth, marriage, and death records
  • Immigration records and passenger lists
  • Military records
  • Schools, directories, and church histories
  • Tax, criminal, wills, and land records
  • More

On the top menu bar, there are downloadable Charts and Forms that can be used to organize your research, as well as a Learning Center with useful search tips.

How do I save or print records?

Ancestry Library may only be used in the libraries. In order to view your findings at home, you may either print them, save them to a flash drive, or send them to your email.

You may also try HeritageQuest, a smaller collection of genealogy records that is available to use from home, or Ask a Librarian online or by phone for assistance: 608-266-6350

Related Resources

HeritageQuest Online

At-home access to genealogy records and books

Local History Websites

Historical information about Madison

Genealogy Guide

Find info about your heritage with genealogy resources available at Madison Public Library
This resource is only available inside Madison Public Library locations.
Friends of the Madison Public Library

The Friends of the Madison Public Library support the Library by fundraising for Library programs and services. We are a bookstore, book sales and special events volunteers; Users and Supporters of the Madison Public Library; and Advocates for libraries and the role they play in our communities.

Since incorporation in February 1961, the Friends of the Madison Public Library has been providing volunteer support, advocacy, and supplemental funds for collection development and special projects that the Library could otherwise not afford.


Have a question? Contact Madison Public Library's Reference Department by phone at 608-266-6300 or by email.