Cook Memorial Library in La Grande, Oregon is gaining two new databases of interest to family history researchers and genealogists — HeritageQuest Online available from home or office with a library card, and Ancestry Library Edition, available only in the library.

HeritageQuest Online is designed to help amateur and professional genealogists, local historians, and library patrons search and use data from the U.S. Census from 1790 to 1930. The program offers more than 25,000 full-text family and local histories, and the PERiodical Source Index, a subject index of over 6,500 local history and genealogy periodicals since 1800. In addition, the database includes Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land-warrant application files, as well as the Freedman’s Bank Records, an important resource for African-American genealogical research.

We found this interesting information in Eastern Oregon’s newspaper, The Observer. Their article, ‘Library offers online resources for genealogists,” caught our attention.

Melody K. Smith

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