Updates- COVID-19

By order of the Town of Dennis, Dennis Public Library is currently closed. Curbside pickup is available. Our book drop is open for returns.

Staff is available to assist you with curbside pickup service Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - with pickups scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 during these hours to speak with a staff member.

Visit the Town's website through the link below for local information and updates regarding COVID-19:
https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/home/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information

Ancestry.com now available!

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Ancestry Library Edition is now available for use in the library



Ancestry Library Edition is a Web-based reference tool distributed by ProQuest, that allows you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname.  Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition’s millions of records – as far back as the 1400s. 


To get the most out of the experience, come prepared with a list of ancestors to research, as well as any other information you may have about places they lived, birth or death dates, etc. 

Just click the quick shortcut on any library computer to open Ancestry. Once connected, you’ll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched.  Key in the name, click on “Search” and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of U.S. federal and state census data, birth, marriage, and death records, military records, Social Security death records, and immigration lists.  It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images, census records, and civil registrations. 

The information you find are pieces of a puzzle that you’ll assemble.  These records have “clues” to the past – places where ancestors lived, names of relatives, birth or death dates, etc – that lead to more information.  


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Please note that Ancestry is only accessible in the library on any of our nine public computers. It cannot be accessed from home or using personal devices. Ask at the reference desk for more information or help to get started.