Genealogy Resources on the Internet
The Ponca City Library provides a number of internet portals that are useful for genealogy research. All are free and available through the use of the computers at the library and most are also accessible from a personal computer. All of these (except viewing the card catalog) require that the user have a current library card and associated pin number. Library cards are available at the library for residents in Kay County and for some adjacent areas at no charge with the presentation of a current driver’s license (check with the library about available alternatives). The use of library computers by persons living outside of the designated local area is available for a small fee.
The following is a listing of some of these resources and current access information.
Ancestry (Library Edition)Public access to this resource is only available through the computers in the library computer room. Check with the library about availability and scheduling.
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of
American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary
sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It
delivers an essential collection of genealogical and
historical sources—with coverage dating back to the
1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover
a place’s past. These sources include the Federal Census,
Family & Local Histories, Revolutionary War Records,
Freedman Bank Records, and the PERSI
To access from your personal computer, go to the Ponca City Library Website:
- Select “Electronic Databases” on the menu
- Scroll down to the Heritage Quest logo
- Enter the 14 digit ID number from your library card
- If requested enter your 4 digit pin number
Fold3This site is no longer offered as part of the library services.