Heritage Quest Research Library

HQRL is temporarily CLOSED

Due to a 10/28/2022 fire in downtown Sumner WA today, HQRL is currently closed.  The fire was in the building next to us and we are assessing our library and will keep you posted about our reopening. (check our blog)
  There are links at hqrl.com to genealogy resources: Members remote access to MyHeritage data base continues - look for the link under members in left column. Sign up for our ZOOM classes. MyHeritage and Ancestry data bases plus FamilySearch documents are available when you come back to the library in person.

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!

January 5
Beginning Genealogy Research - Part A - Free class
Join us to learn how to start your genealogy family research and utilize the resources at HQRL. Register at the HQRL Store.

January 7
HQRL Annual Meeting
Time and location to be determined and more information to come, Hold the date!

January 19
Where Did I Put Great-Grandpa?
 Join Caron Prima-Brennan for this class on organizing your genealogy. More info to come...Save the Date!

February 2
Building Your Family Story: Beginning - Part B
You have decided to take on this role as Family Historian, so now what? Join our volunteers to learn about the resources at HQRL and ...

February 16
Ins & Outs of Indexex - Keys to Unlock Probates, Deeds and More
Join Mary Ketcher Roddy for this class. Save the date, more info to come...