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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Public Library has a new resource that uses technology to make
tracing family trees easier. AncestryÂ® 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.