Heritage Quest Research Library

HQRL bricks & mortar is temporarily CLOSED, but...

Members have remote access to MyHeritage data base and Ancestry Library from home! We have ZOOM classes, learn from home! 
There are links at hqrl.com to genealogy resources: 
  Due to a 10/28/2022 fire in downtown Sumner WA, HQRL is currently closed.  The fire was in the building next to us, check our blog (left column) to see progress towards reopening.

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 hope to see you soon!
The library is closed on Sundays.
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!

February 2
Building Your Family Story: Beginning - Part B
You have decided to take on this role as Family Historian, so now what? Join our volunteers to learn about the resources at HQRL and ...

February 16
Ins & Outs of Indexes - Keys to Unlock Probates, Deeds and More
Join Mary Ketcher Roddy for this class. Sign up by Feb. 14, 2023 at the HQRL Store in order to get ZOOM link a few ...

March 2
Navigating the Net
Join Joleen Aitchison to compare most popular genealogy internet sites as well as lesser known, but just as important sites. Her blog is  yourpedigree.blogspot.com Members ...

March 16
Work Your Way to Ireland Using American Records First
This class with Sheila Benedict will focus on what an American researcher needs to do before jumping to Irish records. Along with a wealth of ...

April 6
Census Records, the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
Join Dawn Carlile (a native Oregonian) for this Zoom class to learn why we have a census, what all those codes mean, the questions asked, and ...