A ProQuest Company, Heritage Quest Online offers several databases. It has the complete indexed listing of U. S. Federal Census images from 1790 too 1930. They have a collection of 28,000 family and local histories. Those histories are divided into people, places and publications.
Heritage Quest has the PERSI, which stands for Periodical Source Index. There is a listing of people covered in periodical articles. There is information of towns, regions and cities in periodical articles. A database with records from the American Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications files can be a valuable source in documenting military service of some of one’s older ancestors who were already in America by the 1770s.
Between 1865 and 1874, the Freedman’s Bank was functioning to serve the many African-Americans in the United States. New information can likely be located using this source. From the U. S. Congress was the U. S. Serial Set. It was memorials, petitions and private relief programs presented to the Congress for consideration.
Heritage Quest Online has fast downloads and crisp census images. Those images and indexes are very accurate and easily download. There is a special feature that allows the individual to keep track of what they have searched by listing saved images, citations and taking notes. A search can be done using a name, state, a birthplace and age of an individual.
This special collection of databases is available through public libraries who subscribe to the service. As a user of the public library, the service is then free to use for library members.