Getting the Most Out of
Heritage Quest
What's In Heritage Quest?
• Census
• PERSI
• Books
• Revolutionary War
• Freedman’s Bank Records
• US Serial Set
• Tools &...
Using Heritage Quest
1. Overview
2. How to Search
3. Viewing Search Results
4. Saving/Downloading Records
5. Tools & Extras
Census Records
Census Overview
• Ordained by the constitution (Article 1, Sec 2)
• Every 10 Years since 1790
• Determines Representation ...
Availability
• Open to Public after 72 Years (1790-1930)
• Some Early Censuses Lost
• 1890 Census 99% Destroyed by Fire
Ce...
Genealogical Use
• Names of parents
• Names of siblings
• Places of residence
• Places of Birth
• Native Language
• Approx...
Census
Overview
1840 Census Record from Grayson County, Kentucky
Census
Overview
1930 Census Record for Chicago, Illinois
Determine who to search
• Who was named
• Who was indexed
• Name variations
Searching the Census
Determine how to search
• No soundex available
• No wildcard/truncation available
• Search strategies
Searching the Census
Name Search Tips
• Try alternate spellings
• Try phonetic spellings
• Omit last names and/or first names from
your search....
Census
Searching
Viewing
Results
Viewing
Results
Viewing
Results
Viewing
Results
Viewing
Results
Saving
Results
Printing
Results
Handy source citation
Saving in
Notebook
Saving in
Notebook
Browse by
Location
Census Tools & Extras
Click on Help for full access to The
Census Book by William Dollarhide.
Census
Tools
Census
Tools
Census
Tools
Census
Tools
Census
Tools
Census
Tools
Searching Books in HeritageQuest
Genealogy & Local History Collection of over 25,000 digitized books.
Three Search Interfaces
Book
Searching
Book
Searching
Book
Searching
Book
Searching
Book
Searching
Book
Searching
Book
Searching
Book
Searching
Book
Searching
Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
PERSI
Overview
• Created by Allen County Public Library
• Indexes 80% of US Genealogical
Periodicals
What is PERSI?
Genealogical Value of Periodicals
• Indexes
• Vital Records
• Queries
• Family Histories
• Pedigrees
• Obituaries
• Direct...
PERSI
Overview
Limitations of PERSI
• No Full Text Articles
• No Article Summaries or Abstracts
• No In-Depth Indexing
Searching PERSI
1. People
2. Places
3.
4. Periodicals
Searching
PERSI
Searching
PERSI
Requesting
Articles
Requesting
Articles
Requesting
Articles
Searching
PERSI
Searching
PERSI
Searching
PERSI
Searching
PERSI
Requesting
Articles
Anderson Gray
and his wife,
Mary are listed,
but their names
were not
indexed.
April 1982 Issue of Sil...
Searching
PERSI
Searching
PERSI
Revolutionary War Records
Rev War
Records
Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension
and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files
(M805)
• 898 Dig...
Rev War
Records
• Service information
• Age of veteran
• Residence
• Birth information
• Death information
• Marriage info...
Rev War
Records
Rev War
Records
Rev War
Records
Marriage Record
Rev War
Records
…prove that Elizabeth
Hamilton is the widow
and Alexander
Hamilton, James A.
Hamilton, John C.
Hamilton, W...
Saving
Records
Freedman’s Bank Records
Freedman's Savings And Trust
Company 1865 – 1874
• Created by Congress to provide a safe
place for newly freed slaves to d...
Genealogical Value
Registers of depositors include information such as:
• Place of birth
• Residence
• Age
• Name of emplo...
Freedman’s
Bank
Records
Truncation
allowed for
this field
only
Freedman’s
Bank
Records
Freedman’s
Bank
Records
Ledger
View
Freedman’s
Bank
Records
1871 Bank Account Application
U.S. Serial Set
U.S. Serial Set
• Over 14,000 volumes of
government documents spanning
1789-1969.
• Congressional journals
• Congressional...
Relevance to Genealogists
• Memorials
• Personal Relief Legislation
• Pension Relief
Searching
Serial Set
Viewing
Results
Viewing
Results
Viewing
Results
Saving
Results
Questions?
knewtonsmith@gmail.com
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  • Since 1790, the United States has collected statistical information on individuals and establishments every ten years.
    After 72 years, these records become available to the public.
    Records currently open to the public include 1790-1930.
    1890 Census was destroyed by fire.
  • Since 1790, the United States has collected statistical information on individuals and establishments every ten years.
    After 72 years, these records become available to the public.
    Records currently open to the public include 1790-1930.
    1890 Census was destroyed by fire.
  • Enumerated – 1790-1840 Head of Household
    Indexed – 1790-1820, 1860-1920, 1930 partial ( Not available 1830-1850, most of 1930)
    Given Names - Nicknames, Middle Names, Initials, Anglicized names?
    Surnames – Spelling, Anglicized names
  • Search or Browse
    Use Advance Search - Gives you more options
  • Census Results are grouped geographically. – Nice feature.
  • Census Results for Grayson County.
    Sorting Options available within census year, state and county level
  • Adjust Zoom – 100, 200, 400 percent
    Page Arrows – Next physical page of census. Important to use when family appears at bottom of census. Good practice for finding next of kin. These people were their neighbors. Unless you see everyone in alphabetical order…
    Name Arrows –Next name match from your search result list. Saves step of clicking “Back to Search Results”
    Subpage A and B –Like two pages of a book. Search result may be on one of two pages A or B.
    Ben Newton found on subpage B.
    Positive/Negative – For hard to read pages, sometimes the sharp contrast makes it more clear.
  • Not found on Subpage A
  • Click to view next page
  • Next - Downloading
  • PDF or TIFF?
    Recommend TIFF.
    No special software required.
    Works on all platforms. Uncompressed.
    Image file can be cropped with your standard image editing software.
    Easily converted to JPG for inclusion in genealogy software programs.
  • Print button – opens up in web browser. Usually too small to read.
    But – it does create a nice citation that’s easy to copy and paste
    There are instructions for printing better quality images using Download feature.
  • Easily converted to JPG for inclusion in genealogy software programs.
  • Remember, you’re saving citations – not images. The links to images are only available to you in notebook for your current session. Anything you email or download from the notebook will not include these links. You must save/download these images seperately.
  • Use when search options not available
    1830-1850, most of 1930
  • Available for all census years.
    Especially important for earlier census years.
  • Helps you track families through older census records. Gives a visual cue.
  • Another helpful tool for tracking families.
    Handy quick reference to compare differences between census years.
  • If family was living in Marion county in 1840 census and they haven’t moved – where would I expect to find them in the 1830 census?
  • In process of adding more books.
  • Powerful search – allows you to search both keywords and limit by metadata (data about data).
    Keyword field = Surnames,
    Near is handy search operator
    Subject Field = Geographic subject headings (Counties, States)
  • What you see when you click on View Hits
    Citation First.
    Scroll Down the page
  • Matches to your search terms
    Click on the number to take you to the page with the match.
  • Next Page – understand the context.
    Next Hit – next occurance of your search term
    Viewing page 1_821
    Next – Click to Download
  • Entire Book – Limit to how much you can download at once. Limited to 50 pages at once.
    Recommend downloading chapters.
    Download individual pages in Adobe PDF format
    Recommend using View (to Preview)
  • Vital Records, School Records, Census Records, Military Records, Naturalization
  • No Full Text Articles – PERSI gives citations only. To read the article, visit a holding library or request the article through Interlibary Loan.
    No Abstracts or Summaries – Beyond the title and indexing there is no further description about the contents of the article.
    Crude Indexing – Indexing does not include every place or name mentioned in an article.
  • How To’s a Waste of time.
  • Crude indexing
    Major article about the family.
  • Sample search results
  • People Search Result
    Request form on next slide
  • Or, give to librarian
  • Use Keyword instead of locale. May have to play around a little bit.
  • Saint Paul Cemetery tombstone transcriptions
    Name, Date of Birth, Date of Death
  • Third way to search
  • Click to browse issue contents
  • In exchange for service, the government issued warrants entitling soldiers or surviving heirs to land.
  • In exchange for service, the government issued warrants entitling soldiers or surviving heirs to land.
  • Surname- Search for soldier or soldier’s widow.
    No wildcards and no soundex available
    Tip – State of service – not state of residence. Advise leaving off state.
    Read more Link
  • December 14, 1780 Colonel Hamilton and Elisabeth Schuyler
    Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in the City of Albany, NY
  • None of these names are searchable in HQ. They have not been indexed.
  • Download multiple pages in pdf format,
    Save individual page as TIFF
  • Soundex Search available
  • Sorting options
    Notebook Available
    Search results reflect not only applicants, but other individuals named on applications.
  • “Master” E.J. Hudson in Richmond, VA.
    Browse Register page
  • Download entire ledger page in pdf or tiff
  • Download in pdf format only
  • Getting the Most Out of Heritage Quest

    1. 1. Getting the Most Out of Heritage Quest
    2. 2. What's In Heritage Quest? • Census • PERSI • Books • Revolutionary War • Freedman’s Bank Records • US Serial Set • Tools & Extras
    3. 3. Using Heritage Quest 1. Overview 2. How to Search 3. Viewing Search Results 4. Saving/Downloading Records 5. Tools & Extras
    4. 4. Census Records
    5. 5. Census Overview • Ordained by the constitution (Article 1, Sec 2) • Every 10 Years since 1790 • Determines Representation in Congress • Gathers Statistical Data Census Overview
    6. 6. Availability • Open to Public after 72 Years (1790-1930) • Some Early Censuses Lost • 1890 Census 99% Destroyed by Fire Census Overview
    7. 7. Genealogical Use • Names of parents • Names of siblings • Places of residence • Places of Birth • Native Language • Approx. year of marriage • Month and Year of birth (1900 census) • Year of Immigration • Naturalization • Literacy • Marital Status • Occupations • Rent or Own Property • Native Language • War Veteran Census Overview
    8. 8. Census Overview 1840 Census Record from Grayson County, Kentucky
    9. 9. Census Overview 1930 Census Record for Chicago, Illinois
    10. 10. Determine who to search • Who was named • Who was indexed • Name variations Searching the Census
    11. 11. Determine how to search • No soundex available • No wildcard/truncation available • Search strategies Searching the Census
    12. 12. Name Search Tips • Try alternate spellings • Try phonetic spellings • Omit last names and/or first names from your search. • Search for neighbors Census Searching
    13. 13. Census Searching
    14. 14. Viewing Results
    15. 15. Viewing Results
    16. 16. Viewing Results
    17. 17. Viewing Results
    18. 18. Viewing Results
    19. 19. Saving Results
    20. 20. Printing Results Handy source citation
    21. 21. Saving in Notebook
    22. 22. Saving in Notebook
    23. 23. Browse by Location
    24. 24. Census Tools & Extras Click on Help for full access to The Census Book by William Dollarhide.
    25. 25. Census Tools
    26. 26. Census Tools
    27. 27. Census Tools
    28. 28. Census Tools
    29. 29. Census Tools
    30. 30. Census Tools
    31. 31. Searching Books in HeritageQuest Genealogy & Local History Collection of over 25,000 digitized books.
    32. 32. Three Search Interfaces
    33. 33. Book Searching
    34. 34. Book Searching
    35. 35. Book Searching
    36. 36. Book Searching
    37. 37. Book Searching
    38. 38. Book Searching
    39. 39. Book Searching
    40. 40. Book Searching
    41. 41. Book Searching
    42. 42. Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
    43. 43. PERSI Overview • Created by Allen County Public Library • Indexes 80% of US Genealogical Periodicals What is PERSI?
    44. 44. Genealogical Value of Periodicals • Indexes • Vital Records • Queries • Family Histories • Pedigrees • Obituaries • Directories • Cemetery Records • Diary Excerpts • Biographical Sketches • Bible Records • Probate Court Records PERSI Overview
    45. 45. PERSI Overview Limitations of PERSI • No Full Text Articles • No Article Summaries or Abstracts • No In-Depth Indexing
    46. 46. Searching PERSI 1. People 2. Places 3. 4. Periodicals
    47. 47. Searching PERSI
    48. 48. Searching PERSI
    49. 49. Requesting Articles
    50. 50. Requesting Articles
    51. 51. Requesting Articles
    52. 52. Searching PERSI
    53. 53. Searching PERSI
    54. 54. Searching PERSI
    55. 55. Searching PERSI
    56. 56. Requesting Articles Anderson Gray and his wife, Mary are listed, but their names were not indexed. April 1982 Issue of Silent Footsteps
    57. 57. Searching PERSI
    58. 58. Searching PERSI
    59. 59. Revolutionary War Records
    60. 60. Rev War Records Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files (M805) • 898 Digitized Rolls of Microfilm • 80,000 applications filed by veterans, widows, or heirs for pensions or bounty-land warrants. Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files
    61. 61. Rev War Records • Service information • Age of veteran • Residence • Birth information • Death information • Marriage information • Maiden names and ages of widows • Names and ages of children Genealogical Value
    62. 62. Rev War Records
    63. 63. Rev War Records
    64. 64. Rev War Records Marriage Record
    65. 65. Rev War Records …prove that Elizabeth Hamilton is the widow and Alexander Hamilton, James A. Hamilton, John C. Hamilton, William J. Hamilton, Angelica Hamilton, Eliza Holly wife of Sidney A. Holly and Philip Hamilton are the heirs … Letter From New York Surrogate Office
    66. 66. Saving Records
    67. 67. Freedman’s Bank Records
    68. 68. Freedman's Savings And Trust Company 1865 – 1874 • Created by Congress to provide a safe place for newly freed slaves to deposit their money. • 29 Branch Offices across the U.S. Freedman’s Bank Records
    69. 69. Genealogical Value Registers of depositors include information such as: • Place of birth • Residence • Age • Name of employer or occupation • Name of wife or husband • Names of Children • Names of Parents • Names of Siblings Freedman’s Bank Records
    70. 70. Freedman’s Bank Records Truncation allowed for this field only
    71. 71. Freedman’s Bank Records
    72. 72. Freedman’s Bank Records
    73. 73. Ledger View
    74. 74. Freedman’s Bank Records 1871 Bank Account Application
    75. 75. U.S. Serial Set
    76. 76. U.S. Serial Set • Over 14,000 volumes of government documents spanning 1789-1969. • Congressional journals • Congressional reports
    77. 77. Relevance to Genealogists • Memorials • Personal Relief Legislation • Pension Relief
    78. 78. Searching Serial Set
    79. 79. Viewing Results
    80. 80. Viewing Results
    81. 81. Viewing Results
    82. 82. Saving Results
    83. 83. Questions? knewtonsmith@gmail.com
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