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Faces of America
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Tried and true resources for Genealogy research.

Genealogy - Databases

    (Available from Library computers only)
    Currently the most complete and fully indexed federal census collection available, 1790-1940, plus the American Genealogical-Biographical Index, the Federal Writers Project Slave Narratives, the Dawes Commission Index (1898-1914), the Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books.
  • HeritageQuest Online  
    Over 28,000 books currently available, the U.S. Federal Census Images 1790-1940, PERSI, Freedman's Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other expanding collections. NEW! Learning Center - short instructional videos to help your research! Funded by the Eugene Public Library Foundation.

The difference between Ancestry and Heritage Quest

The two databases are complimentary, each offering data the other does not have. Records unique to HeritageQuest (HQ) include:

PERSI, the Periodical Source Index, is a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,600 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) between 1800 and 2009.

The Genealogy & Local History Collection has over 28,000 family and local history books, every word searchable. Every page of each book is presented and can be easily downloaded or copied.

→ The Freedman's Bank Records Collection documents more than 105,000 depositors and over 480,000 of their dependents and heirs. The primary bank for America's freed slaves from 1865-1874, it is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.

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.

U.S. Serial Set. A collection of documents and reports prepared for the U.S. Congress of the people and places on whose behalf Congressional action was sought during the period 1789-1969. 

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