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Tim Pellett <[log in to unmask]>
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Tim Pellett <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 11:04:27 -0500
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Good morning,

The AncestryLibrary url for K-12 schools is:

There are no changes for academic libraries, continue to use in local auth system.

Sorry for not pointing that out.
Tim Pellett
Library Support Specialist
Maine InfoNet, University of Maine

On Thu, Jan 19, 2023 at 4:02 PM Tim Pellett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Good afternoon,
> Several items to mention about AncestryLibrary
> 1. Last week Proquest migrated the AncestryLibrary authentication server
> from to the Proquest platform. It happened unannounced and
> discovered soon after that several libraries lost access. After reviewing
> the technical details of the migration, and spot checking 50 accounts (of
> 300), everything appears ok. The issue being that if the library did not
> have a pre-existing Proquest account (most do not), manual intervention is
> needed to reactivate access on the new platform.
> In short, could you test your library's access to AncestryLibrary at
> ?
> If you get a login page and/or do not see your library's name displayed in
> the upper right corner of the interface, please send an email to
> [log in to unmask] along with the library name and current IP(s).
> Please do not reply to this listserv email.
> 2. Just a reminder that remote access to AncestryLibrary ended Dec 31,
> 2021. If you are still using the link
> please change it to . Access is
> restricted to in-house only and connected to the library's network.
> 3. If you are interested in promoting AncestryLibrary, check out
> Proquest's Genelogy Marketing Toolkit at
> Their LibGuide has lots of great info that is publically available.
> Thanks,
> ___________________________
> Tim Pellett
> Library Support Specialist
> Maine InfoNet, University of Maine
> 207.581.3086