Category Archives: civic and social

MyHeritage now available!


Looking for historical information about your family?

MyHeritage is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.  This database includes the USA federal census (1790-1940) with images, 816 million US public records, citizenship & naturalization records, 200 million additional records added on average every month, and so much more!  This resource is replacing our former database resource of Heritage Quest as of August 1st.

Access to this resource is now available!  Please check your library’s website for more details:

Happy searching!

Media and Communications Training is Coming to CALD!

Dauphin County Library System, acting in its capacity as the District Center for the Capital Area Library District, was very fortunate to receive an LSTA grant to provide media and communications training for library staff, trustees, volunteers and Friends in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties. The training will be divided into basic and advanced sessions with multiple choices of dates, times and locations for each. The training will be conducted beginning July 20 and continue through August 29. Look for more information and posts as we take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.