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.
Ancestry® Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. The world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource is now available for your use at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library. Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Sign up at the Circulation Desk to use a library computer, or bring your own laptop or tablet to access Ancestry via the Library’s Wi-Fi.