Genealogy Research Center @ Cherry Hill Public Library

Genealogy Research Center

The Cherry Hill Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of our Genealogy Research Center - a newly redesigned space dedicated to family history research.

Some features of the Genealogy Research Center include:

  • New desktop and laptop computers
  • A scanner
  • A one-stop shop for all genealogy materials in the library
  • New workspace furniture
  • Access to Library Edition* and other online genealogy tools

* Library Edition is available only for in-library use. Tutorials

Click here to view these 5-minute tutorial videos from - jumpstart your curiosity and begin learning to navigate Ancestry today.

For more search tips and strategies to help you discover your past, check out this Guide to Ancestry Library Edition


Further Resources for Genealogy Researchers

Library Resources

Databases Library Edition (available only for in-library use)

Heritage Quest (Library database - must enter your CHPL library card number to access from home)

Magazines for Checkout

Family Tree Magazine

Internet Genealogy

Irish Roots (available only through RBdigital - must create an account using CHPL library card)


Local Research

These locations may need to be visited in person to access research materials.

Cherry Hill Historical Commission

Family History Center - Cherry Hill

Camden County Historical Society

NJ State Library - Guide to Genealogy Resources in NJ

NJ State Library - Guide to NJ Digitized Historic Newspapers 

NJ Historical Society - Genealogists' Guide

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey

NJ Societies, Libraries, & Archives

NJ Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies


Online Genealogy Tools


Resources for Genealogists - National Archives

Geni Genealogy

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

Fold3 (Military Records)

Cyndi's List


Castle Garden (pre-dates Ellis Island, covers 1820-1892)

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration


By Nationality or Ethnicity

German Roots


Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Find My Past (British & Irish)



Find A Grave

Nationwide Gravesite Locator (managed by U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)



Old Maps Online

Sanborn Maps of New Jersey


Online Guides to Research

Genealogy Research Tips from the New York Public Library

Research Guides from the Milstein Division of U.S. History-Local History & Genealogy

Everyone Counts: Using the Census in Genealogy Research

Getting Started Doing Your Family History


Want to learn more?

Please check our online events calendar for upcoming classes on and other genealogy topics.

To schedule a one-on-one Reference by Appointment with a librarian, click here or call the Reference Desk at 856-667-0300 ext. 2.

Not finding what you're looking for? Let us know!

As we work to build our genealogy collection, we welcome suggestions from our patrons. Click here to submit a suggestion through our catalog, or call the Reference Desk at 856-667-0300 ext. 2.

The Genealogy Research Center is made possible through a generous donation from the Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library, and is dedicated to Bryna Thaler, Rosemary Leach, Joan Kohn, and all of the volunteers who worked in the Friends Gift Shop.