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Heritage Quest free thru local libraries ?

(Admin: Has anyone explored this. Give us yout feedback)
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More information on Heritage Quest free online thru local libraries

.....If you are a member in good standing of any library allowing on-line access to Heritage Quest, whip out your library card. In your browser's address bar type in www.(name of your library).com. In most library homesites there will be a clickable usually labelled "Online Databases."
Next, find and click on: "Heritage Quest Online (remote access from home).."

Click on the link: usually, "Click Here to Enter Heritage Quest...." Type in your library barcode in the box provided. The form is a 14 digit or number series, e.g., "1rdcpl000000000".

HQ will present you with 5 search links to Census, Books, PERSI, Revolutionary War, and Freedman's Bank. Pick the one you want to search and go wild

NOTE on Censuses: All available Census images are on-line, but not all are indexed. 1880, for example, is only partially indexed, but you can still view the images by switching to browse mode. Hint: You can search a transcription of the 1880 Census through the website: www.familysearch.org. Once you determine the page numbers use this HeritageQuest site to browse the actual images.

NOTE on Books: Many, Many of the traditional county histories (Goodspeed, etc.) are included in this data base. Searching for them is a bit different. Keep trying. Limited downloads are possible.

NOTE on PERSI: PERSI is an index to genealogical periodicals. The periodicals themselves are not online. They must be viewed at the Allen County Library (Ft. Wayne, IN) or a few other libraries.

NOTE on Revolutionary War: This data base includes service and pension records of Revolutionary War veterans and their widows.

NOTE on Freedman's Bank: This bank was founded to serve the black community after the Civil War.

Glendale, Scotsdale, Tempe, the State and County libraries have this service but the Phoenix system does not.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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