Genealogy Resources

Library Databases


Ancestry Library Edition
Access to more than 7,000 databases, including U.S. Federal Census schedules 1790 to 1940, immigration ships passenger lists, vital records, and U.S. military records.

New databases are constantly added and updated.

Ancestry Library Edition is only available by visiting an Irving Public Library location. Please ask at the information desk.


Comprehensive treasury of family lineage and local histories in six core data sets:

  • U.S. Federal Censuses
  • Genealogy and local history books
  • Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
  • Revolutionary War records
  • Freedman's Bank Records
  • LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.

HeritageQuest can be accessed at home or at the library.