Where does your American past begin? HeritageQuest Online provides libraries with a unique and growing collection of research materials for genealogists and historians. Use the link in  the left column and put in your 13-digit library card number. You can access HeritageQuest from your home computer.

A special use of Central Library Book Aid funds has made Heritage Quest available to all SALS libraries. 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.

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,

the Freedman’s Bank records (1865-1874)and

the Lexis Nexis® U.S. Serial Setcontains House and Senate documents, such as Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions from 1789-1969.

HeritageQuest Online gives us the opportunity to tap into one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country.

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