New Genealogy Resources

Two new genealogy resources are available from the Dartmouth Public Libraries – Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.

AncestryAncestry Library Edition is a library version of the popular website. It contains a wide range of unique resources for genealogical Slideand historical research. It includes US census records to 1940, military records, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, directories, passenger lists, and more. There are some differences between a personal account with and the library version. The main difference is you cannot build an online family tree in the Library Edition. Please note: Ancestry is only available in the library from one of our public computers.


HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It includes Census records (1790-1930), book and article searches, Revolutionary War records, and Freedman’s Bank.

Use the HeritageQuest genealogy database: In the library or from home with a Dartmouth library card.

View a chart of the differences between Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest here.

FREE Online Software Training – Now Available Through Atomic Training!

Atomic Training slideYour Dartmouth library card now gives you access to FREE on-demand online software training and support tutorials for over 150 applications through Atomic Training!  With your library card, you have access to:

  • Thousands of training videos on over 150 software applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Docs, & more.
  • Search and Browse tools provide immediate answers in short 1- to 3-minute videos.
  • Workshops on additional topics such as: Computer Basics, PC Security & Maintenance, and more.

This technology training resource is designed to allow you to learn common software, devices, or technology skills by viewing short training videos at your own pace. After creating an account with your Dartmouth library card, the electronic resource is available anywhere you can get online. The videos may be watched in sequence like a course, or watched individually to learn a specific part of a program. Courses are updated regularly.