Heritage Quest Information
HeritageQuest Online provides libraries with a unique and growing collection of research materials for
genealogists and historians. It includes the digitized UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection, 1790-
1930 U.S. Federal Census, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), the Revolutionary War Pension and
Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank records and Private Relief Actions, and
Memorials and Petitions from the Lexis Nexis® U.S. Serial Set. This premiere genealogy database is
distributed exclusively by ProQuest to the library market and is an excellent complement to Ancestry
HeritageQuest Online is available to academic, public and military libraries, community colleges,
genealogical and historical societies, government agencies, and corporations. Beginning and professional
genealogists can use this powerful online resource to trace family histories and American culture from the
convenience of their home or at the library.
Many distinctive and invaluable sources of information can be found within HeritageQuest Online. This is
a growing collection which at this time includes:
Genealogy & Local History Collection (Books) of over 20,000 book titles, including nearly
8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories, in addition to more than 250 primary source
documents such as tax lists, city directories, church and probate records, and more. This
collection also offers researchers exclusive access to over 7,000 books from the American
Antiquarian Society, covering genealogy and local histories from 1640-1876.
1790-1930 U.S. Federal Census with complete original images, plus many head-of-household
Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a comprehensive searchable subject index covering more
than 6,300 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since
the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, which identifies
more than 80,000 Americans who served in the war.
the Freedman’s Bank records (1865-1874) enables researchers of African American heritage to
search registers of signatures of more than 70,000 bank depositors and nearly 480,000 of their
dependants and heirs in branches of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company.
the Lexis Nexis® U.S. Serial Set contains House and Senate documents, such as Private Relief
Actions, Memorials and Petitions from 1789-1969. [Due to the licensing agreement between
ProQuest and Lexis Nexis access is restricted in the academic markets, and may also be
available to some government-based institutions.]