Thursday, September 04, 2008

Attn. Historians and Genealogists

The library now offers access to Heritage Quest online. Heritage Quest consists of 6 parts:

United States Census, 1790-1930 - You can view images of all U.S. Census Records (population schedule). Indexing for all years is not complete.

Books - There are 22,000 family and local histories in the collection.

PERSI - This is an index to genealogical and historical society publications created by Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Many of these items are very pricy when ordered by Interlibrary Loan; however, you can directly request up to 6 articles at a time from Allen County Public Library for $7.50 plus a per page surcharge.

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications - These are selected records.

Freedman's Bank Records - An index to records for the bank which served African-Americans from 1865-1874.

U.S. Serial Set - An index to memorials, petitions, and and private relief actions of Congress.

You should be able to locate this on the A-Z database list and be able to use the off-campus remote authentication for it.

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