Friday, March 06, 2015

HeritageQuest has a new look

If you are doing genealogy research make sure to take a look at HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest Online is now powered by If you have used Ancestry for genealogical or other historical research, the new HeritageQuest interface should look and feel familiar to you. A new Image Viewer offers basic and advanced capabilities without any plug-in, making it easy to share images.Image resolution is significantly improved with the addition of greyscale and color.

In addition, the content of HeritageQuest has expanded.
  • Complete 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Census with images and every-name indexes for all years
  • Additional census records such as Mortality and Non-Population Schedules, Indian Census Rolls, and more
  • Expanded collection of genealogy and local history books with an all-new user interface, thumbnail images and hit highlighting
  • 20,000 city directories have been added to the existing city directories in the Book collection, increasing the size of the Books collection to more than 45,000 titles
  • Complete Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land record collection (NARA M804)
  • Freedman’s Bank Records with full-page register view
  • Interactive census maps 
You can use  HeritageQuest at the Library or at home. Pick up the password next time you are at the Dover Public Library.

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