CHECK IT OUT: Comprehensive genealogical resource and new books

Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:44 AM.

During the holidays, many people realize just how important their families are to them.

One of the most lasting gifts you can pass on to your children and grandchildren is a record of their family history. To aid your genealogy project, we encourage you to use our HeritageQuest Online, available free with your Crestview Public Library card.

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources — rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories and search aids. The collection comprises six core data sets:

U.S. Federal Censuses feature images of all existing federal censuses, from 1790 through 1930, with name indexes for several decades. The collection covers more than 140 million names.

Genealogy and local history books include more than 7 million page images from 28,000-plus family histories, local histories and other books.

Periodical Source Index, published by the Allen County Public Library, is a comprehensive index of genealogy and local history periodicals. It contains more than 2 million records of titles published around the world since 1800.

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