Madera County residents can now look up ancestry records at the Madera County Library using FamilySearch, which claims to be the world’s largest repository of free genealogical records.
The library announced this week that it is the newest FamilySearch affiliate library. Having local access to this database allows patrons to order microfilm from this library for a nominal fee of $7.50 to be viewed at the Madera County Library on the microfilm reader, as well as being able to search the Family History Library Catalog.
FamilySearch, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by the Latter-Day Saints Church, manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from more than 130 countries.