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Build Your Family Tree
We are excited to offer two genealogy databases to our members; Ancestry® Library Edition (wireless access within the USR Library) and HeritageQuest® Online (accessible at home with a USR library card). Sponsored by the Friends of the USR Library.

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. 18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin? This collection of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s can help you find your ancestors. The collection consists of six core data sets:

U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the US, from 1790 through 1930, with name indexes for many decades. In total the collection covers more than 140 million names.

Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books. Titles have been digitized from renowned microform collections, as well from the American Antiquarian Society.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI), is recognized as the most comprehensive index genealogy and local history periodicals. It contains more than 2 million records covering titles published around the world since 1800.

Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine offi cers and enlisted men.

Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War.

Ancestry® Library Edition is an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. Answers await everyone–whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian–inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
The collections include:

U.S. collections deliver hundreds of millions of names from sources such as federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and transocean ship records.

Canadian collections provide records from the Census of Canada; and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec.

U.K. collections offer censuses for England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and Scotland. Birth and Baptisms (1834-1906), Marriage Licenses (1521-1869), Deaths and Burials (1834-1934), and Poor Law Records (1840-1938) in London; and more.

Other international collections continue to grow with records from German census, vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists, phone directories; Chinese surnames in the large and growing Jiapu Collection of Chinese lineage books; Jewish family history records from Eastern Europe and Russia; and more.

Military collections deliver over 150 million records containing information often not found elsewhere; and includes records from the colonial to the Vietnam era.

Multimedia collections with files ranging from family and gravestone photos to postcards and newsreels.

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