New HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest Online is now powered by!  With the new interface comes improved search functionality and display.  If you have used Ancestry for genealogical or other historical research, the new HeritageQuest interface should look and feel familiar to you.

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

New HeritageQuest Online

The content of HeritageQuest has also expanded.

  • Complete 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Census with images and every-name indexes for all years
  • Additional census records such as Mortality and Non-Population Schedules, Indian Census Rolls, and more
  • Expanded collection of genealogy and local history books and city directories with an all-new user interface, thumbnail images and hit highlighting
  • Complete Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land record collection (NARA M804)
  • Freedman’s Bank Records with full-page register view
  • Periodical Source Index Archive (PERSI), 1800-2009
  • U.S. Serial Set Memorials, Petitions and Private Relief Actions
  • All-new research aids
  • Interactive census maps
  • And more


If you would like to ask questions about the new HeritageQuest, I recommend registering for one of the live half-hour webinars. You can also scroll down the webinars page to “Event Recordings” to watch the webinar at your convenience, or read about these changes on the research guide for HeritageQuest.

You can access HeritageQuest Online from the Databases tab on the Atkins Library home page and the History Databases Research Guide.


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