Ancestry Library Edition & Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition (temporary remote access)

We have temporary access to Ancestry through Badgerlink that you can get from home! Please read all of the steps first and then follow the steps below to access Ancestry.

1. Follow this link to Badgerlink.

2. Under “Choose Your Library or School”, select “Mayville – Mayville Public Library” in the drop-down menu.

3. Enter your Mayville  library card number.

4. Return to the library’s website by clicking on your browser’s back button twice*, then click here.   

5. Start using Ancestry from home. 

*You may not need to do step #4 every time. If, after entering your library card number, your device takes you to Ancestry, you can start using it from there without hitting your back button on your browser.

—————————————————————————————————————-Ancestry Library Edition – With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!

Access to this database is available for IN LIBRARY USE ONLY on our wired computers or over our wireless network.

Click here to go to an Ancestry Library Edition Guide which gives you lots of information about using Ancestry Library Edition.


We also offer a Genealogy Round Table Discussion every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. We are people interested in researching our own family histories who get together to troubleshoot and share tips on resources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome. Drop in any month. Feel free to bring your laptop or other electronic device.

If you have any questions please email

Our genealogy round table discussions are cancelled until further notice!

Possible future round table topics    

*Castle Garden: America’s First Immigration Center

* Ellis Island arrivals to New York between 1892–1924

* Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records

* Wisconsin Sources (too many to list)

* Boston Evening Transcript

* German Church Records and Beyond

* Allen County Public Library

* One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse