combines digital, searchable images of
federal census records with the digitized version of the
popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and
other valuable content. This online database is an
essential collection of unique material for both
genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage
dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use
HeritageQuest Online to find their
ancestors, trace their paths across
America, and learn what
life was like in the areas where they settled.
includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from
the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more
than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family
histories and over 12,000 local histories. Additionally,
there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as
tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.
Many other distinctive and invaluable
sources of information can be found within
HeritageQuest Online. These include
Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a widely recognized
resource guide, updated annually, that covers more than
6,300 genealogy and history periodicals written in
English and French (Canada)
since 1800. There are other valuable collections such as
the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant
Application Files, which identifies more than 80,000
American military, naval, and marine officers and
enlisted men. Freedmanís Bank Records is a
database that documents more than 70,000 bank depositors
and their dependants and heirs. The Freedmanís Bank
Records is considered one of the most important
resources for African-American genealogical research.
Help searching HeritageQuest
can be found by clinking on the help link in the upper
right corner after choosing a search type.
You may access HeritageQuest Online from
anywhere with a valid APSU ID.