Heritage Quest Information

HeritageQuest Online

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

Library Edition.

HeritageQuest Online

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

name indexes;

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

1800; and

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.]


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