HeritageQuest Online & Ancestry Library Edition C. Erik Wilkinson, MLS
What is HeritageQuest Online <ul><li>An online genealogy & local history database designed specifically for patrons in pub...
What’s included in HQ Online? <ul><li>Census: U.S. Federal Census 1790-1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Books: Digitized versions of...
Census: 72-Year Access Restrictions <ul><li>HQ Online contains digitized images of each decennial census from 1790-1930. c...
Freedman’s Bank Records <ul><li>A bank founded after the Civil War to serve ex-slaves and other African-Americans. </li></...
Census: Search vs. Browse <ul><li>HQ Online contains name indexes for only 12 of the decennial censuses. This is significa...
Census: Head of Household <ul><li>When you search for names in HQ Online’s Census, you can only search for head-of-househo...
1890 Census <ul><li>Over 99% of the 1890 census were destroyed in a fire. </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 62.9 million persons en...
Names to Search <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Boone </li></ul><ul><li>Student Shout-Out </li></ul>
Search Example
 
Select the 1860 census.
Click on 2 nd  blue link, “lincoln”
 
Ancestry Library Edition <ul><li>Library version of Ancestry.com </li></ul><ul><li>Offers Census </li></ul><ul><li>Birth, ...
Ancestry Census Search <ul><li>Famous people (old Americans). </li></ul><ul><li>Exact vs. Non-Exact matches/searching </li...
 
Results page is very well organized, with tabs, links & lists.
Java based page opens more info when you mouse over a link.
Birth, Marriage & Death Records <ul><li>Birth search </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage search </li></ul><ul><li>Death search </li...
The SSDI is useful because it gives the date that the person died as well as their general birth location and the specific...
 
Various Databases <ul><li>Overview of recent databases </li></ul><ul><li>Some are in foreign languages </li></ul><ul><li>L...
 
Census Forms <ul><li>Ancestry LE provides blank census forms that give the user an idea of what information is gathered. <...
 
“Have fun, make mistakes!” <ul><li>Be sure to explore all aspects of both Heritage Quest and Ancestry LE. </li></ul><ul><l...
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HeritageQuest & Ancestry LE

  1. 1. HeritageQuest Online & Ancestry Library Edition C. Erik Wilkinson, MLS
  2. 2. What is HeritageQuest Online <ul><li>An online genealogy & local history database designed specifically for patrons in public libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>One of several family history databases provided to Texas residents through the TexShare Database program and is administered by the Texas State Library. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s included in HQ Online? <ul><li>Census: U.S. Federal Census 1790-1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Books: Digitized versions of UMI microfilm collection consisting of over 25,000 family & local histories </li></ul><ul><li>PERSI: The Periodical Source Index (Allen County Public Library Foundation, IN) </li></ul><ul><li>Rev. War Era Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files </li></ul><ul><li>Freedman’s Bank Registers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Census: 72-Year Access Restrictions <ul><li>HQ Online contains digitized images of each decennial census from 1790-1930. census records from more recent censuses are not yet available due to 72-year access restrictions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Freedman’s Bank Records <ul><li>A bank founded after the Civil War to serve ex-slaves and other African-Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable on HeritageQuest </li></ul>
  6. 6. Census: Search vs. Browse <ul><li>HQ Online contains name indexes for only 12 of the decennial censuses. This is significant because you can only search on census years that have been indexed; to locate information in years that have not been indexed you have to use browse functionality. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: All of the 1930 census is available to search. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Census: Head of Household <ul><li>When you search for names in HQ Online’s Census, you can only search for head-of-household names. The census enumerator would list “head of household” the person who was responsible for the care of the home and/or family. This could be a husband, widow w/ children, person living alone, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1890 Census <ul><li>Over 99% of the 1890 census were destroyed in a fire. </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 62.9 million persons enumerated in 1890, a total of 6,160 names could be legibly extracted. They were from the States of: Alabama, DC, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota & Texas </li></ul>
  9. 9. Names to Search <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Boone </li></ul><ul><li>Student Shout-Out </li></ul>
  10. 10. Search Example
  11. 12. Select the 1860 census.
  12. 13. Click on 2 nd blue link, “lincoln”
  13. 15. Ancestry Library Edition <ul><li>Library version of Ancestry.com </li></ul><ul><li>Offers Census </li></ul><ul><li>Birth, marriage & death records </li></ul><ul><li>Myriad databases, such as the Social Security Death Index </li></ul><ul><li>Charts & Forms for past censuses (1850: the first year everyone was enumerated). </li></ul>
  14. 16. Ancestry Census Search <ul><li>Famous people (old Americans). </li></ul><ul><li>Exact vs. Non-Exact matches/searching </li></ul><ul><li>Browsing & Gophering </li></ul>
  15. 18. Results page is very well organized, with tabs, links & lists.
  16. 19. Java based page opens more info when you mouse over a link.
  17. 20. Birth, Marriage & Death Records <ul><li>Birth search </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage search </li></ul><ul><li>Death search </li></ul><ul><li>SSDI or Social Security Death Index </li></ul>
  18. 21. The SSDI is useful because it gives the date that the person died as well as their general birth location and the specific area where they were pronounced dead.
  19. 23. Various Databases <ul><li>Overview of recent databases </li></ul><ul><li>Some are in foreign languages </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the databases link on the bottom left of the home page. </li></ul>
  20. 25. Census Forms <ul><li>Ancestry LE provides blank census forms that give the user an idea of what information is gathered. </li></ul><ul><li>1880 census form (see example) </li></ul>
  21. 27. “Have fun, make mistakes!” <ul><li>Be sure to explore all aspects of both Heritage Quest and Ancestry LE. </li></ul><ul><li>Genealogy is one of the most rewarding hobbies. Try it today, not just with computers, but by talking to your relatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Just ask Erik! </li></ul>

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