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 Ancestry.com Library Edition* and other online genealogy tools

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

Ancestry.com Tutorials

Click here to view these 5-minute tutorial videos from Ancestry.com - 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

Ancestry.com 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

General
Resources for Genealogists - National Archives
FamilySearch.org (CHPL is a Family Search Affiliate Library - use in-library for expanded results)
Geni Genealogy
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Fold3 (Military Records, subscription required)
Cyndi's List
RootsWeb
Castle Garden (pre-dates Ellis Island, covers 1820-1892)
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
​WorldGenWeb

By Nationality or Ethnicity
German Roots
JewishGen
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Find My Past (British & Irish)
ScotlandsPeople

Cemeteries
Find A Grave
Nationwide Gravesite Locator (managed by U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
​Interment.net 

Maps
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 Ancestry.com 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 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.