Genealogy Resources

In-Library Access Only

The following resources are available only at the library. Please visit WMTL and ask a Librarian for assistance with accessing any of these databases.

Ancestry Library Edition

The West Milford Township Library is pleased to announce it now offers a subscription to                     Ancestry Library Edition. This genealogy database offers many different kinds of digitized records, including censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, and more. For anyone interested in genealogy or looking into their family tree.


Presented by Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3 provides access to US military records, from the Revolutionary War and onward. From its website: “Traditionally, the third fold in some flag-folding ceremonies honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.” Library Edition Library Edition provides access provides online access to over 4,000 historical newspapers. Full and partial runs of regional , state and local newspapers and included in this collection. Another tool to use in genealogical research.

Remote Access

The 1950 census (NEW!) – Includes historical internet material and many digitized sources, as well as newly acquired resources from Reclaim the Records an organization that is getting the government to turn over indexes without cost to you.

Family Search – Search one of the largest free databases by creating a free account
Learn how-to research your specific ancestor’s country records -|  Click HERE for country-specific searches

Ellis Island Foundation  Search the ship manifests to see if/when your ancestor came thru Ellis Island.

SteveMorse  This site was compiled by Steve Morse creating search engines to simplify your searches. Some searches require subscriptions to Ancestry, clearly denoted with a “$”

U.S. National Archives and Records Find out what our National Archives has that can help you with your genealogical research.

Vital Records Information United States Learn where to acquire vital records for your state.

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