This resource includes both in-library-use and at home access.


HeritageQuest is an essential collection of unique material that combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and the other valuable content dating back to the late 1700s.

Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.

HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing , from the 1790-1930 U.S. federal census. It offers more than 20,000 book titles including nearly 8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories.

Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.


You will need a valid WPLS library card to access the resource at home; please contact your local branch library for assistance in applying for a card. 

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