Remote access to Ancestry.com has been extended to end of year

Vernon. The Sussex County Library System offers access to everyone anyone who lives, works, goes to school, or owns property in Sussex County, except Sparta.

04 Sep 2020 | 05:39

The Sussex County Library System has announced that remote access to Ancestry.com Library Edition has been extended through the end of the year.

“This is great news for the hundreds of SCLS cardholders who have already requested access and can now continue growing their family trees from home,” said Will Porter, the library director. “Even though we are now open by appointment, with computer use available at every location, the ability to log in from home expands the hours and amount of time our borrowers can spend researching their roots.”

New users are also welcome. Go to sussexcountylibrary.org/ancestry to complete the request form for a link and password to access the Ancestry site. Due to site restrictions, access is only available to Sussex County Library System library cardholders.

Library cards are available free to anyone who lives, works, goes to school, or owns property in Sussex County (except Sparta). You can apply for a library card in person by making an appointment at any SCLS location, or online at sussexcountylibrary.org/get-library-card.

“In keeping with state guidelines, all our locations are open to 25% capacity only,” Porter said. “For the safety of our borrowers, we close at the :45 mark of every hour and clear the building for cleaning.”

Advance appointments for browsing, computer use, and grab-and-go holds pickup can be made by clicking the “make appointment” button on the system’s website,sussexcountylibrary.org, or by calling any branch.

To learn more about Ancestry and the many other services offered through the library system, visit sussexcountylibrary.org or call any of the six county library locations:
Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Frankford, 973 948-3660
Dennis Branch, 101 Main Street, Newton, 973 383-4810
Dorothy Henry, 66 Route 94, Vernon, 973 827-8095
E. Louise Childs, 21 Sparta Road, Stanhope, 973 770-1000
Franklin Branch, 103 Main Street, Franklin, 973 827-6555
Sussex-Wantage, 69 Route 639, Wantage, 973 875-3940