HeritageQuest Online®


Powered by Ancestry®, HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Use the HeritageQuest Online LibGuide for search tips.

Note: A Library Card or Library Access Code is required to access this resource. Contact your local library to get your card.


Core Datasets


  • Census collection
  • Books collection
  • City Directories

  • Military Records
  • Wills & Probate Records
  • Freedman’s Bank

  • US Serial Set
  • Maps & Photos