Genealogy Research Center @ Cherry Hill Public Library

Genealogy Research Center

The Cherry Hill Public Library welcomes you to our Genealogy Research Center - a space designed with the family history researcher in mind.

Some features of the Genealogy Research Center include:

  • Dedicated computer workstations
  • Multi-page & flatbed scanners
  • A one-stop shop for all genealogy materials in the library
  • A VHS to DVD/MPeg2 Video File converter
  • Comfortable workspace furniture
  • Access to Library Edition* and other online genealogy tools

* Library Edition is available only for in-library use. 

For a limited time, Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed from home - watch the video below for instructions. Tutorials Access Resources


Click here to view these 5-minute tutorial videos from - jumpstart your curiosity and begin learning to navigate Ancestry today.

For more search tips and strategies to help you discover your past, check out this Guide to Ancestry Library Edition

Further Resources for Genealogy Researchers

Library Resources

Databases Library Edition (Remote access: visit our Library Catalog and sign in with your library card)
Heritage Quest (Remote access: contact for the Barcode)

Magazines for Checkout
Family Tree Magazine
Internet Genealogy

Local Research

These locations may need to be visited in person to access research materials.

Cherry Hill Historical Commission
Family History Center - Cherry Hill
Camden County Historical Society
NJ State Library - Guide to Genealogy Resources in NJ
NJ State Library - Guide to NJ Digitized Historic Newspapers 
NJ Historical Society - Genealogists' Guide
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey
NJ Societies, Libraries, & Archives
NJ Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Online Genealogy Tools

Resources for Genealogists - National Archives (CHPL is a Family Search Affiliate Library - use in-library for expanded results)
Geni Genealogy
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Fold3 (Military Records, subscription required)
Cyndi's List
Castle Garden (pre-dates Ellis Island, covers 1820-1892)
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

By Nationality or Ethnicity
German Roots
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Find My Past (British & Irish)

Find A Grave
Nationwide Gravesite Locator (managed by U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
American Battle Monuments Commission

Old Maps Online
Sanborn Maps of New Jersey

Online Guides to Research
Genealogy Research Tips from the New York Public Library
Research Guides from the Milstein Division of U.S. History-Local History & Genealogy
Everyone Counts: Using the Census in Genealogy Research
Getting Started Doing Your Family History

Want to learn more?

Please check our online events calendar for upcoming classes on and other genealogy topics.

To schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian, click here or call the Reference Desk at 856-667-0300 ext. 2.

Not finding what you're looking for? Let us know!

As we build our genealogy collection, we welcome suggestions from our patrons. Click here to submit a suggestion through our catalog or call the Reference Desk at 856-667-0300 ext. 2.

The Genealogy Research Center is made possible through a generous donation from the Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library, and is dedicated to Bryna Thaler, Rosemary Leach, Joan Kohn, and all of the volunteers who worked in the Friends Gift Shop.