Some Family History Centers (FHCs) don’t know that all FHCs can have free access to the Ancestry Family History Center Edition of Ancestry.com. The FHC Edition gives access to only a few of the 29,987 collections available in the Family History Library Edition at the Salt Lake City, Riverton, and Los Angeles Family History Libraries (and a few other branches). But the available collections are among the most useful.
Since my last report Ancestry.com has added 1906 and earlier U.S. and Canadian censuses. (Notable census exclusions are shown in the table.) They have added index and images to their English 1916-2005 BMD collections. And they have added index and images for the U.S. Passport Application collection.
Oddly, the 1871 England Census is no longer available. I wonder if that is inadvertent?
The collections available through the Ancestry Family History Center Edition are:
Yellow indicates collections whose images are withheld in the FHC Edition; green are available.
New collections are designated in green, yellow those that are no longer available.
* Collection not listed on the Titles Available page.
† Collection originally covered 1837-1983. The index assisted browse, but wasn’t an every-name index.
To see the list “Titles Available at the Family History Center,” go to the Ancestry Family History Center Edition home page and click the link in the box titled “What Can I Search?” The same list is visible outside a center by clicking here.