Heritage Quest Research Library

Come in - updated HQRLibrary hours!

    Monday Tuesday - Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 4pm; Wednesdays 10am - 2pm;  
Closed on  Sundays
We are still social distancing and following the protocols set by the state. We provide face masks, if needed, and we will be disinfecting surfaces for your protection. We're here to help you with your genealogy research. OPEN: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  There are links at hqrl.com to genealogy resources: Members remote access to MyHeritage data base continues - look for the link under members in left column.  MyHeritage and Ancestry data bases plus FamilySearch documents are available when you come to the library in person.

Welcome to Heritage Quest Research Library!

HQRL front door
  Heritage Quest Research Library is a nonprofit genealogy library, a 501(c)(3), in Sumner, Washington, managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. HQRL's collection includes books (over 15,000 titles), and microfiche; this facility also houses a bookstore where you can purchase genealogy books, family tree forms/charts, software and supplies.
  Benefits of HQRL  membership - why pay for individual data base subscriptions at home when an HQRL membership pays for six genealogy data bases for you to access at our library.
  The Heritage Quest Research Library is in downtown Sumner, WA at 1007 Main Street or call (253) 863-1806. Our volunteers can help you get started researching your ancestors and show you genealogy forms to capture all the information. Consider taking a class with us or pay for a membership to access multiple genealogy data bases from our library computers.
We are open with reduced hours due to Covid-19.
The library is closed on Sundays.
We hope to see you soon!
We are closed when the Sumner School District is closed for inclement weather.

HQRL is a FamilySearch Affiliate!

This is great news for our Society and genealogy researchers!

When you come into the Heritage Quest  Research Library and use our computers to access FamilySearch.org, you will have increased access to records previously only available at a Family History Center.  With Family History Centers closed, we offer an in-house alternative. Come in and see what you can find!

January 20
Beginning DNA for Genealogists (FREE class)
Getting back to the basics, taught by Judy Line. Judy will look at all types of DNA that are currently being used for genealogical purposes ...

February 3
Organizing Your Genealogy with Winona I. Laird
This class is presented by Winona I. Laird via zoom. She is the owner of the Genealogy Education Center in Kent WA. To see flyer, ...

February 24
DNA Tools (Emphasis on Ancestry's Tools)
This class is presented by Judy Line who will discuss and show examples of several tools that are currently available to assist you in using ...

March 3
ROOTS Tech Connect 2022
Mark your calendars...ROOTS Tech is going to be a virtual event in order for people across the globe to participate.

March 3
Building Your Family Story: Beginning, Part B (zoom)
You have decided to take on this role as Family Historian, so now what?  What to find in home treasures; Common roadblocks and how to ...