Where does your American past begin?


heritagequest-onlineHeritageQuest® is a treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

Discover the amazing history of your family with HeritageQuest®. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help you find your ancestors and discover a place’s past.

The collection consists of the following:

U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 now through 1940, with name indexes for many decades. In total the collection covers more than 272 million names.

Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive (1800-2009), published by the Allen County Public Library, it contains more than 2.3 million records covering both English and French periodicals published around the world since 1800.

Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.

Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the U.S. Civil War. It is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.

U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.

With a robust search interface, easy-to-use document management tools, and convenient remote access, it’s easy to see why HeritageQuest® continues to be one of the most recommended resources by family history publications and genealogists.

The clues are out there waiting. Let HeritageQuest® help you to find them.

Try HeritageQuest® today.

Also see the Library’s Hot Topic – Genealogy for HeritageQuest and additional resources to help you find your ancestors.

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