Heritage Quest Research Library

HQRL is still around town at many events....

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 virtual.  The fire was in the building next to us, check our blog to see progress towards reopening our bricks and mortar venue.

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 16,000 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 (once we find a home).
  The Heritage Quest Research Library can be reached at (253) 863-1806. Our volunteers are in the Milton Library on Mondays from 1-3pm and can help you get started researching your ancestors and show you genealogy forms to capture all the information. Consider taking an on-line class with us or pay for a membership to access multiple genealogy data bases from our library computers once we get settled. We hope to see you soon!
* We are virtual until a venue is secured.
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. When we get in a new space come in and see what you can find!

October 5
Internet Archive for the Family Historian
Tina Beaird will introduce you to Internet Archive and all that it has. The site includes government documents, church records, county and state histories, atlases ...

October 14
Meeker Mansion Annual Cider Squeeze
Bring your genealogy questions to us at the annual Meeker Mansion Cider Squeeze - 312 Spring Street, Puyallup WA. There will be food, music and ...

November 9
Civil War Research: Learning about your Union Veteran Ancestor
Jean Wilcox Hibben will focus on Union (the North) records. She will cover basic steps on how to recognize that a person fought in the ...

December 3
Beginning Genealogy Class
Heidi Giese will be presenting this free class.

January 6
HQRL Annual Meeting
Join us to hear Board election results and a staus update of the Heritage Quest Research Library.