Ancestry International -- Library edition *

The Fletcher Free Library offers the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource, the international records.  Over 7,000 databases containing billions of individual records are combined into one of the most robust genealogy research tools ever.  

*Due to licensing restrictions, Ancestry® Library Edition is only available to be used inside the Library's Tech Center.  Please call the Fletcher Free Library Reference Desk at 802.865.7217 for additional information.


Heritage Quest

Access HeritageQuest® Online from home with your library card!  Heritage Quest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, military records, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. To gain access, a one-time registration is required.


Burlington Free Press

The Burlington Free Press began as a weekly publication in 1827. In 1848, it became a daily newspaper—except for Sundays, which were added in 1965.

Chronicling America has digitized issues of the Burlington Weekly Free Press and the Burlington Free Press. They are accessible at in two time periods:
Use the dropdown menu on the left to select the year, then click on the date to view.

For articles published after the Chronicling America coverage, search for citations. (Charges apply for access to full text)  Contact the Reference Desk at 802.865.7217 for assistance in accessing articles in the Library.