Library Updates

Home Access for Ancestry Library Edition Extended

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collage of black and white photos and newspaper clippingsGood news if you are exploring your family tree or doing genealogy research – from home access to ProQuest’s Ancestry Library Edition has been extended through June 30. Users will be prompted for their 10-digit Fauquier County Library card from the library’s website.  Previously, this powerful database which provides access to censuses, vital, immigration, military records, family histories and legal documents, was only available for in-library use.

Genealogy is a popular pastime.  For researchers, it’s a way to find out more about yourself, your ancestors and what countries or backgrounds they came from.  Fauquier Public Library has many research tools for genealogy, including vital records, newspapers and digitized maps.  To explore additional genealogy resources available from Fauquier Public Library, click here.

Happy searching!

Don’t have a library card? Apply for one online to get access to the library’s digital resources 24/7!

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Consumer Reports June 2020: Are We Eating Plastic?

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Since the development of synthetic plastic in the early 1900s, more then 10 billion tons have been produced. Plastic is often used in food packaging. But it it safe for human health? Through eating and drinking, it’s possible that humans ingest as much as 5 grams of plastic per week. “Think You Don’t Eat Plastic?” discusses the chemicals in plastic and health concerns. A timeline of “Plastic Through the Ages”is also included. (more…)

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Consumer Reports May 2020: Fast Food Makeover

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French fries made from zuchinni in red fast food boxOver one-third of Americans eat fast food each day. But 79 percent of Americans are also trying to eat healthier when dining out. Many chains are trying to offer better and healthier options–lower in calories, fat and sodium. Consumer Reports recently surveyed 17 chains; the ratings and reviews are found in “Fast Food Gets a Makeover.” (more…)

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