FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. The popular web service has over 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of historical genealogical records. Many resources are freely available through FarmilySearch.org, however as a FamilySearch affiliate library, additional records are available from within LARL branch library locations. A free account may be required to access some resources on FamilySearch.org.
“When I retired one of the first hobbies I took up was genealogy… I use websites such as Find a grave, ancestry.com and Family Search. My research has led to finding new information that was previously recorded incorrectly in our family history. Also, I was able to find cause of death information and military records on family members that were previously unknown… I am so happy to have access to so many helpful resources at the library. Doing genealogy is a hobby yes, but it is also a valuable tool to learn and understand your family roots.” -Kim Sheldon