HeritageQuest® Online delivers a collection of American genealogical and historical sources, with coverage dating back to the 1700s. It consists of:
- U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1940
- Genealogy and local history books and directories deliver more than 40,000 family histories, local histories, city directories, and other books.
- Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.
- Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, and full-page register views. It offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the U.S. Civil War. It is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.
HeritageQuest® Online may be accessed either within the Library or remotely with your Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number.
Study the progression of events over time by browsing issues of The New York Times, which offers coverage from 1851-2015, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more.
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