Heritage Quest Research Library

A Genealogy Library

About Us

book stacks

How HQRL Originated

The Heritage Quest Research Library (HQRL) sprang from the roots of the private collection started by Leland and Steven Meitzler in Orting, WA in 1982. In 1993 this collection was purchased by AGLL along with Heritage Quest magazine. In 1996 the library became a nonprofit, independent, "managed by volunteers" research facility. Although we continue to share the name, we are not associated with Heritage Quest Online based in Utah.

We are glad to do a lookup for you once you find a book in our collection that may help ( see catalog ). Extended research is available with costs dependent on our time spent researching for you.( see research .)

In May 2011 the Heritage Quest Research Library found a beautiful new facility to house our collection and bookstore. HQRL is now located at 1007 Main St., Sumner, Washington. The new space is more than twice the size of the old and includes a large classroom for educational offerings. The new facility features our bookstore in the front with floor to ceiling windows facing Main Street. The Library portion features wider aisles, better lighting, and more space for our ever expanding collection. There is space for displaying sales materials and member-owned genealogical artifacts. One wall is dedicated to framed photographs owned by the library and by members.


Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Library is closed Sunday.


HQRL is closed during Autumn Quest and on these holidays:

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve

Winter Weather: Heritage Quest Research Library will be closed when Sumner schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Non-member day use fee: $5.00

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last modified:  5 Aug 2015 09:19 PDT