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  1. ProQuest's Genealogy & Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books, every word searchable. Every page of each book is presented and can be easily downloaded or copied. Few genealogical collections in the country have this many titles. Now even the smallest library can instantly begin to offer the information power of a large research library. Visit the "Read what is new" link on the HeritageQuest Online home page to keep up to date on the number of titles added.

    These titles have been digitized from ProQuest's microfilm collection, Genealogy & Local History, which assembles genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials including material from all 50 states and Canada. Titles are included from libraries nationwide including the Newberry Library (Chicago), the Widener Library (Harvard University), the New York Public Library, the Sutro Library, the University of Illinois at Urbana, and others. For more information on this ongoing collection, read G&LH Key Title List.

  2. Complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930. The page images and corresponding indexes for the entire census, 1790-1930 are included in HeritageQuest Online. These are completely new indexes created by HeritageQuest. In addition to the ability to search by name, our census records can be searched by place of birth, age, ethnicity and other variables making this the most versatile census searching available online. Researchers can quickly see all African-Americans or all persons born in Ireland living in a state or county. ProQuest is in the process of loading Census images and indexes. Visit the "Read what is new" link on the HeritageQuest Online home page to keep up to date on Census loading.

  3. PERSI™ - The PERiodical Source Index is a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800. PERSI™ provides the researcher the ability to search on surnames, locations, and methodologies as well as the ability to browse the journals by title and keyword. There are more than 1.6 million article citations currently available, with updates occurring annually. PERSI™ is produced in cooperation with the Allen County Public Library Foundation. For more information, read About PERSI.

  4. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files. This HeritageQuest collection details records of 80,000+ individuals who served in the Revolutionary War and contains both genealogical and historical information. Each veteran's file usually contains six or more pages on each veteran and normally includes the veteran's former rank, unit, and period of service, age or date of birth, residence, and sometimes-genealogical information on other family members.

  5. Freedman's Bank Records. (Forthcoming) At the close of the Civil War, the Freedman's Savings & Trust Company was the primary bank for America's freed slaves and others from 1865-1874. This HeritageQuest collection documents more than 70,000 bank depositors and nearly 480,000 of their dependants and heirs. It is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.

  6. And more... HeritageQuest Online will continue to grow with material from ProQuest's and HeritageQuest's vaults. Working with an advisory board of genealogical librarians and professional genealogists, we are considering new content, such as ships passenger lists, military history, city directories, vital records, international genealogical content, and more.

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