HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources--rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources--with coverage dating back to the 1700s--that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place's past.
Now powered by Ancestry, this amazing collection consists of the following core data sets:
U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1940, with every-name indexes for all years.
Genealogy and local history books and directories deliver more than 40,000 family histories, local histories, city directories, and other books.
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, and full-page register views, it 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.
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.
With a robust search interface, thumbnail images, hit highlighting, easy-to-use tools, and convenient in-library or remote access through the library portal, 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 Online help you to find them.
Homewood Public Library has a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry® Library Edition, a Web-based reference tool distributed by ProQuest, will allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname. Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition's millions of records - as far back as the 1400s.
Ancestry Library Edition is available only on the library's computers located in the lab, or on the Adult Services computers. You must come into the library to use this service. We suggest to get the most out of the experience, come prepared with a list of ancestors to research.
Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, you'll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched. Key in the name, click on Search and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of U.S.federal and state census data, birth, marriage, and death records, military records, Social Security death records, and immigration lists.It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images census records and civil registrations.Additionally, probate records dating back to the 1500 s are included from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.The information you find are pieces of a puzzle that you 'll assemble. These records have clues to the past - places where ancestors lived, names of relatives, birth or death dates, etc - that lead to more information.Names can be added to form the tree or searched to find more clues.