Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine, many of us have gone through our attics and basements to purge unwanted items; these items range from your dad’s old comics, a television, and great-grandma’s moth-eaten dresses, to a safe where you discovered dozens and dozens of pictures of your relatives. These pictures contained names of your relatives, but you aren’t sure who and how they are related to you. As an unknown author said, “Friends come and go, but relatives tend to accumulate.” 
     Your family’s history and ancestry has sparked your interest, so what is the next step? Well, the Adams County Library System is here to aid your research! The Adams County Library System offers access to HeritageQuest Online to library cardholders by visiting www.adamslibrary.org. Ancestry.com can be accessed at the Gettysburg Branch located at 140 Baltimore Street. Do not hesitate to ask at the front desk for any help you may need when accessing Ancestry!
     Be on the lookout for programs at the Gettysburg Branch or around the county that will discuss HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry.com.  Please visit https://www.adamslibrary.org/services/history-genealogy for more information or by calling 717-334-5716.
Submitted by Bryn Jarusewski, New Oxford Library Branch Manager