Coming March 4, 2015
Now Available: HeritageQuest® Online, powered by Ancestry

Be sure to visit the HeritageQuest Online product page to stay up to date on the latest product information!

Click here to view the ProQuest training calendar and to sign up for an online class on the all-new HeritageQuest Online!


HeritageQuest Online (HQO), now powered by Ancestry, will be materially improved and enhanced with a much richer content set and a more powerful, intuitive interface.

  • Complete 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Census with images and every-name indexes for all years
  • Additional census records such as Mortality and Non-Population Schedules, Indian Census Rolls, and more
  • Expanded collection of genealogy and local history books and city directories with an all-new user interface, thumbnail images and hit highlighting
  • Complete Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land record collection (NARA M804)
  • Freedman’s Bank Records with full-page register view
  • Periodical Source Index Archive (PERSI), 1800-2009
  • U.S. Serial Set Memorials, Petitions and Private Relief Actions
  • All-new research aids
  • Interactive census maps
  • And more

The product will have a more modern look and feel that will make it easier to use and help streamline the research process for genealogists.

Additional Information

  • Starting your family research? Here are 7 ways to get started.
  • Get quick tips on how to conduct your genealogy research within HeritageQuest Online.
  • The conversion to the new version will be automatic.  No changes will need to be made by libraries.
  • Authentication methods will remain the same, including:
    • Static IP address
    • Referring URL
    • Barcode
    • Embedded username/password
  • Usage reports: We will use the same usage reporting system that’s currently available today
  • Click here for a Server Information Whitelist
  • All-new image viewer with more functionality
  • Grayscale or color images
  • ADA Section 508 compliance

New Browser Requirements

  • HeritageQuest Online will be optimized to perform best on current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or newer (we recommend IE 11+).  This gives libraries the most up-to-date security, as well.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or older will no longer be supported.  The new HeritageQuest Online may work in discontinued operating systems (such as Windows XP) and browsers, but we will not guarantee compatibility or make fixes.
  • Useful Microsoft Support information about each version of Internet Explorer can be found at