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

HeritageQuest Online offers a 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. It offers primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

The collection consists of five core data sets:

  • Genealogy and local history books provide more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books
  • 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States - slave, veteran, and non-population schedules and includes every-name indexes for all years
  • The Revolutionary War records provides access to the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files (NARA M804), a collection of an estimated 80,000 application files from officers and enlisted men who served in the Revolutionary War in all branches of the American military: army, navy, and marines
  • The Freedman's Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865-1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors and researching the Reconstruction Era
  • 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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