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Baltimore County Public Library offers Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest genealogy databases. 


Ancestry can only be accessed in a BCPL branch. For branch hours, locations, etc. see

HeritageQuest, can be accessed from home, work or from any branch.


BCPL also provides access to the ProQuest: Current and Historic Newspapers databases, which includes the Baltimore Sun (1837 to present) and the Baltimore Afro American (1893 – 1988). The newspaper databases can also be used from home, work or at a branch.  

To access the databases you must have a valid BCPL library card (see and know your library password (see for info about passwords.

To access the Research Databases page ( from our home page ( select the Books and More tab > Research Databases.