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This news story was published on February 3, 2012.
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Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

The collection consists of six core data sets:

U.S. Federal Censuses contain original images of every existing federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1930, with name indexes for many decades.

Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI), is recognized as the most comprehensive index of genealogy and local history periodicals. It contains more than 2 million records covering titles published around the world since 1800.

Revolutionary War records contain original images that help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.

Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War.

LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions and private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.

All of this is available to Mason City Public Library patrons through the “HeritageQuest” link on the library homepage at www.mcpl.org.  For more information, you may phone the library at 641.421.3668.

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