Ancestry is a genealogical database incorporating global census returns, along with birth, marriage, and death records. It can be an incredibly useful tool for art historical research as you learn about an artist's family history and heritage. This is a particularly useful database for discovering information about artists who are lesser known with few publications available about their lives. To receive the password contact

Image of NGI attendant, Louis Pedreschi, in the Gallery's previous sculpture room. Pedreschi's decedents discovered this image while conducting research on their ancestor using the Library and Archive's resources.