Heritage Quest Research Library

Register for Autumn Quest 2019 by July 1st!

Internationally-known speaker, Dave Obee, will offer genealogy insights and connections. Don't miss it. Be sure to take advantage of the early-bird registration rates before July 1st. Brochure available on our Events page. Autumn Quest is October 12, 2019.

Welcome to Heritage Quest Research Library!

HQRL front door
  Heritage Quest Research Library is a nonprofit genealogy library in Sumner, Washington, managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. HQRL's collection includes books (15,000 titles), and microfiche; this facility also houses a bookstore where you can purchase genealogy books, Flip-Pal® with accessories, family tree forms, 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 are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and open 10am-8pm on Wednesdays.
The library is closed on Sunday.
We hope to see you soon!
We are closed when the Sumner School District is closed for inclement weather.

HQRL Strategic Plan

The HQRL Strategic Plan was approved at the January annual meeting...you can download a copy here.
You can also download a copy of the 2018 HQRL Member Survey Results.

May 22
Family Search 'Non-Indexed' Records Workshop
This is a workshop, please bring your LAPTOP. This workshop covers the non-indexed records which require genealogists to search by location, subject, keyword, and record ...

June 5
DNA Tools with Emphasis on Ancestry
During this class you will learn how to use the results from your Ancestry DNA, and some of the tools available to analyze your results ...

June 8
A 14-Hour Non-Stop Research Party for Members Only
Come and go as you like. Dress casual; bring your own food and drinks or order take-out or bring snacks to share. Bring your ...

June 15
HQRL Rummage Sale Extravaganza
Time to clean the cupboards and donate the items you no longer need. Please no clothing or furniture. Bring your items to HQRL on ...

June 26
Using a Library for Genealogy Research
Join Janet Camarata to discover tips and techniques that uncover hidden discoveries in public and private libraries. In this class Janet will discuss finding ...