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Click on the HeritageQuest Online link to access a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture.

  • Census: U.S. Federal Census Records from 1790-1940, slave, veteran, and non-population schedules, and more!
  • Books and Directories: More than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books.  20,000 city directories from 1821-1989.
  • Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files. (1800-1900)
  • Freedman's Bank Records: The Freedman's Savings and Trust Company was incorporated in 1865 by an act signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The purpose of the company was to create an institution where former slaves and their dependents could place and save their money. (1865-1874)
  • PERSI (PERiodical Source Index), a comprehensive subject index covering more than 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles. (1800-2009).
  • US Serial Set: 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.
  • Research your family history
  • Read about your county or state's past
  • Identify articles on genealogical and historical research methodologies
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