Heritage Quest Research Library

HQRL is still around town at many events....

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 virtual.  The fire was in the building next to us, check our blog to see progress towards reopening our bricks and mortar venue.

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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 16,000 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 (once we find a home). If you want us to research for you, click here for instructions.
  The Heritage Quest Research Library can be reached at (253) 863-1806.  Consider taking an on-line class with us or pay for a membership to access multiple genealogy data bases from our library computers once we get settled. We hope to see you soon!
* We are virtual until a venue is secured.
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. When we get in a new space come in and see what you can find!

December 4
Civil War Research: Learning about Your Union Veteran Ancestor (RECORDING)
Jean Wilcox Hibben is making her recorded presentation available to HQRL through the end of December 2023. If you missed the November 9th offering, here ...

January 4
Beginning Your Family History - Part A Getting Started (FREE Class)
This Beginning Genealogy ZOOM class is FREE and offered by Heidi Geise. January 4, 2024  11am - 12pm PST. Sign up in the HQRL Store ...

January 6
HQRL Annual Meeting
Join us to hear Board election results and a staus update of the Heritage Quest Research Library.

January 18
Organizing Your Genealogy: It's Not as Difficult as You Think
Class presented by Dani Altman-Newell on January 18, 2024, 11am to 12pm PST. Taking the time to get organized will save you time, reduce your ...

February 1
Comparing Family Tree Maker and ROOTS Magic
Learn strategies to build a robust, portable, sourced, cloud synchronized digital tree. This ZOOM class is presented by Kelli Bergheimer - see flyer Members $20, ...