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October Free ProQuest Webinars – Genealogy

HeritageQuest Online (HQO) Census, PERSI, and Serial Set
Join us for the premier of our new 1-hour HeritageQuest Online (HQO) Census, U.S. Serial Set, and PERSI (Periodical Source Index) content webinar! Combining digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content, HeritageQuest Online (HQO) is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers. With coverage dating back to the late 1700s, researchers can find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. Join an online session with one of our trainers to get an introduction to the three collections, the search options for each or to refresh your awareness with a brief update.

HeritageQuest Online (HQO) Books, Freedman’s Bank, and Revolutionary War records
Combining digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content, HeritageQuest Online (HQO) is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers. Join a 1-hour session with one of our trainers to get an introduction to three of the six collections, the search options for each or just to refresh your own awareness of these fascinating sources.

HeritageQuest Online (HQO) Coffee Break
This month’s 30-minute Coffee Break will discuss the U.S. Serial Set records as an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers. This course covers content, functions, and features of the specific collection, as well as tips for using HeritageQuest Online (HQO). We will also try to answer any questions and show you how to access support, including tutorials, help pages, and documentation.

Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) U.K. & Ireland FocusMore than just North American coverage!
One of the most important international genealogical collections available today, Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) contains thousands of databases and billions of names. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. Join a 75-minute online session with one of our trainers to get an introductory overview of the platform and database or to just to have a refresher. This course covers content, functions, and features of, as well as tips for using Ancestry Library Edition (ALE).

USER TIP OF THE MONTH:
HeritageQuest Online — Locating Maps Using the Census Browse

Every genealogist struggles with the following challenge at one time or another: You finally find that elusive ancestor on the census, just to lose the trail on the very next census, only to find him or her later in the neighboring county in the same house! How do you know when county boundaries have shifted? Use the Browse option in the HeritageQuest Online Census collection!

  • Simply go to the Census tab and then choose the Browse option.
  • Then select the year and state for the Census of interest.
  • To the right of the state drop-down menu you will see the “View State Map” link; clicking this link will open a new window with a printable PDF state map from the Census Book with both modern and census-year specific county boundaries.
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