Genealogy Databases

Ancestry Library

Provides coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a complement to HeritageQuest Online. (Library use only suspended during covid-19)

HeritageQuest Online

Use HeritageQuest Online to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. (use this link to access from home | use this link for library only access)

HeritageQuest Video Tutorials

Watch videos to help you navigage your genealogy searches in HeritageQuest.

My Heritage

Diverse genealogy databases providing access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. This genealogy database is available to Vail Public Library card holders from home.


Genealogy Websites

  • American Memory – provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
  • Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection – Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes 147 newspapers published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. CHNC contains over 477,000 digitized pages. Follow this link to read about praise for this collection and find a few tips on genealogic searching.
  • Colorado State Archives and Libraries – Research resources for genealogists and family historians.
  • Colorado Vital Records – request birth, marriage, divorce, adoption and death certificates from the appropriate agencies.
  • Cyndis List – of genealogy sites on the Internet.
  • Denver Public Library Western History and Genealogy Dept. – Browse collections or do research.
  • Eagle County Cemeteries – Start your search for information about cemeteries in Eagle County from this website.
  • Ellis Island – use the Ellis Island website to search immigration records. (Website)
  • FamilySearch – an official website of the Church of Jesus Christ and the Later Day Saints; contains access to international as well as U.S. genealogical data.
  • – a free, private place to build your family tree.
  • Heritage West – database brings together digital objects from the collections of museums, libraries, historical societies and archives from throughout the Western United States.
  • U.S. Census Bureau – use the US Census Bureau to assist you with your genealogy search.
  • USGenWeb – is a website created by volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

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