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Search U.S. Federal Census records, digitized family and local history books, an index to genealogical and local history periodicals, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and the Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Subjects: Government and Law; Census Data; Genealogy; Area and Cultural Studies; African American Studies
(Bolded items are subjects for which this is a recommended resource)

Notes: HeritageQuest Online is a work in progress. Census. The page images and corresponding indexes for the complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930, are included. In addition to the ability to search by name, the Advanced Search feature permits census records to be searched by place of birth, age, ethnicity and other variables. Books. Provides access to 25,000+ family and local history books, with every word searchable. These titles are being digitized from the ProQuest Genealogy & Local History microfiche collection which assembles genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. Every page of each book is presented and can be downloaded or copied. Titles are added to the database regularly. Index to Articles. Provides access to the online version of PERSI (PERiodical Source Index) produced by the Allen County Public Library. Indexes over 6,500 genealogical and local history periodicals. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files. This collection details records of 80,000+ individuals who served in the Revolutionary War and contains both genealogical and historical information. Each veteran's file usually contains six or more pages on each veteran and normally includes the veteran's former rank, unit, and period of service, age or date of birth, residence, and sometimes-genealogical information on other family members. Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874 Freedman's Bank Records are a great source for genealogists researching their African American heritage. This database is an index to registers of signatures of depositors and includes images of the original documents.

Dates of Coverage: 1790-1930

Update Frequency: Continuously

Print Equivalent: Genealogy and Local History microfiche series Parts 1-41 (*XLG-33) available in the Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy. Additionally the Milstein Division holds original print copies of many of the included titles. The Milstein Division also holds microfilm copies of U.S. Census schedules for selected states, and printed indexes to the Census. See the Library Catalog for holdings

Provider: ProQuest Information and Learning

Format: Web

Output Type: Print, Download