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  • Coverage Dates: 1700s to the present
  • Update Frequency: Ongoing
  • Audience: Genealogists, historians

HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the UMI (University Microfilm International) Genealogy & Local History collection and other content.

HeritageQuest Online is a growing collection that currently includes the following:

  • Genealogy and local history books that include more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books in addition to more than 250 primary source documents such as tax lists, city directories, church and probate records, and more
  • 1790-1930 U.S. Federal Census records feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States with name indexes for many decades covering more than 140 million names
  • Periodical Source Index (PERSI), published by the Allen County Public Library, is recognized as the most comprehensive index of genealogy and local history periodicals, containing more than 2.3 million records covering titles published around the world since 1800.
  • The Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files contains original images of selected Veteran Administration records 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
  • The Freedman's Bank Records, one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research, provides more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 18651874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War
  • U.S. Congressional 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

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