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HeritageQuest Online: Books

HeritageQuest Online is now powered by Ancestry.com! This guide will provide insight into the content, features, and functionality of the NEW HeritageQuest Online.

About the Books Collection

The Books collection is made up of unique family and local history content spanning five centuries!

  • Digitized books from the UMI Genealogy & Local History microfilm collection.
  • 10,000+ family histories and lineage books
  • 13,000+ local histories
  • Over 250 primary source documents including tax lists, city directories and probate records.
    • NEW an additional 20,000 city directories added in February 2015
  • All titles are fully indexed and searchable.
  • NEW Hit terms are highlighted on the page images.
  • Plates of maps, sketches, photographs, etc. 
  • Search using First and Last Name, Event Year (e.g., birth year), Event Location, and Keyword (e.g., publication title, occupation, or religious affiliation).

Compare the Records: Full-Page Image

Compare the Records: Page Image with Hit-term Highlighting

Compare the Records: Lineage Book Page Image