Did spending time over the holidays with family make you realize that you’d like to learn more about your ancestors? The Old Bridge Public Library is pleased to now offer patrons additional research tools with free access to Heritage Quest. The online site contains genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back to the 1700s. It offers birth, baptism, marriage, death and Census records from more than one billion names from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Cemetery and military records going back to the U.S. Revolutionary War are also available.
Users may access immigration and naturalization records from the U.S., Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Dominican Republic and Indonesia. One of Heritage Quest’s particularly interesting features is the Map and Photo Collection which contains over 7 million names and 600,000 images from the Library of Congress Photo Collection from 1840-2000. Heritage Quest will serve as a supplement to the Library’s Ancestry.com resource, which has proven very popular and is utilized frequently at the Library since becoming available to patrons in June, 2015. Our patrons can research their family history, create family trees and view and post photographs by visiting the Library’s central or Laurence Harbor branches and accessing these sites on the public computers. Users can also access Heritage Quest remotely, simply by clicking on the link below and entering their library card number.
We think Heritage Quest will be a great addition to genealogical resources for the community. We hope you will love exploring these sites and gaining a better understanding of your ancestry.