Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Heritage Quest Training

Are you interested in genealogical research? Are you a budding historian? Heritage Quest is a database that Carson-Newman offers that helps these groups. Heritage Quest offers access to images of U.S. census records and has some of these indexed. They have over 28,000 local and family histories in their collection. They offer access to PERSI, a periodical index produced by Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, that indexes many genealogy and history magazines, newsletters, and journals. You'll often locate transcribed records or indexes and abstracts of records by searching its contents. Heritage Quest also offers selected Revolutionary War pension records and bounty-land warrant application files. If you are interested in African-American research, you can search for persons in the Freedman's Bank records. You can even look for memorials, petitions, and private relief actions submitted to the U.S. Congress which are in the U.S. Serial Set.

If you are affiliated with Carson-Newman, you may be interested in webinars on the use of Heritage Quest being offered by the Tennessee Electronic Library on March 16 and March 18, 2010. Beginner and advanced workshops are being offered. You must register in advance.