Heritage Quest Research Library

Register for Autumn Quest 2019

Internationally-known speaker, Dave Obee, will offer genealogy insights and connections. Don't miss it.
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 2019 annual meeting...you can download a copy here.
You can also download a copy of the 2018 HQRL Member Survey Results.

July 24
Making Sense of the Supplemental Censuses
Instructor: Janet Camarata The U.S. government also collected non-population, special supplemental censuses, collecting territorial data, agriculture, manufacturing, slave schedules, state, veterans, social statistics, and mortality ...

July 27
Sumner Rhubarb Days
Come buy a pie during Sumner's Rhubarb Days on July 27 and 28th. HQRL will be working with the Orting Senior Center to provide delicious ...

August 28
Discover County Histories and the Family Stories They Tell
Instructor:  Janet Camarata The town, county, and regional histories are important sources for genealogists for 18th and 19th-century research. Discover settlement patterns of a ...

October 12
Autumn Quest 2019
Join us to hear internationally-known speaker, Dave Obee, speak about researching old newspapers, Canadian Genealogy on the Internet, Friends Across the Border and the Geography ...