Geauga County – Geauga County Public Library is expanding its genealogical research resources with the addition of the World Vital Records database. As of July 1, GCPL patrons have access to more than 4.2 billion names in family history record collections worldwide. Created in 2006, World Vital Records offers easy-to-navigate collections of yearbooks, maps, certificates, immigration and military records, census and voter lists and digitized book collections. Patrons with valid library cards may access this content from a home computer with an Internet connection or from any GCPL location. “World Vital Records nicely complements our existing genealogy tools,” says Staff Genealogist Cheryl McClellan. “This collection allows patrons to access U.S. Census records from 1790 to 1940 for the first time at no charge from the comfort of their own homes.”