Heritage Quest Research Library

HQRL bricks & mortar is temporarily CLOSED, but...

Members have remote access to MyHeritage data base and Ancestry Library from home! We have ZOOM classes, learn from home! 
There are links at hqrl.com to genealogy resources: 
  Due to a 10/28/2022 fire in downtown Sumner WA, HQRL is currently closed.  The fire was in the building next to us, check our blog (left column) to see progress towards reopening.

Welcome to Heritage Quest Research Library!

HQRL front door
  Heritage Quest Research Library is a nonprofit genealogy library, a 501(c)(3), in Sumner, Washington, managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. HQRL's collection includes books (over 15,000 titles), and microfiche; this facility also houses a bookstore where you can purchase genealogy books, family tree forms/charts, software and supplies.
  Benefits of HQRL  membership - why pay for individual data base subscriptions at home when an HQRL membership pays for six genealogy data bases for you to access at our library.
  The Heritage Quest Research Library is in downtown Sumner, WA at 1007 Main Street or call (253) 863-1806. Our volunteers can help you get started researching your ancestors and show you genealogy forms to capture all the information. Consider taking a class with us or pay for a membership to access multiple genealogy data bases from our library computers. We hope to see you soon!
The library is closed on Sundays.
We are closed when the Sumner School District is closed for inclement weather.

HQRL is a FamilySearch Affiliate!

This is great news for our Society and genealogy researchers!

When you come into the Heritage Quest  Research Library and use our computers to access FamilySearch.org, you will have increased access to records previously only available at a Family History Center.  With Family History Centers closed, we offer an in-house alternative. Come in and see what you can find!

March 6
Navigating the Net RECORDING
Joleen Atkinson has graciously allowed us to record her session held in early March. If you were unavailable the day of the class this is ...

April 6
Census Records, the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
Join Dawn Carlile (a native Oregonian) for this Zoom class to learn why we have a census, what all those codes mean, the questions asked, and ...

April 20
Using Historical Maps for Genealogical Research
Zoom presentation by Janet O'Conor Camarata to learn where to find free historical maps. These maps allow genealogy researchers to place ancestors in a specific ...

May 4
Between a Rock & a Hard Place: Overturning Every Stone to Break Through your Brick Wall
Join Tina Beaird for this class - she will share success stories and offer tips and strategies to break through that brick wall and find ...

May 18
Archiving Photos and Documents
Chrystine Westphal is a custom design and frame specialist at Robi's Print Design, Custom Framing & Camera Center in Lakewood WA. She will show us ...