Heritage Quest Research Library

The HQRLibrary is open!

New hours due to COVID-19
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10am - 2pm;
Closed on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Please note that you will be required to wear a mask at all times when in the Library. You will be asked to sign in and take a Wellness check as contact tracing is in effect. We will even take and may record your temperature. We want to keep you safe
In the meantime, there are links at hqrl.com to genealogy resources. Members have remote access to Ancestry.com ALE and MyHeritage, look for the link under members in left column. There is also access to FamilySearch documents when you come into the library. Check out Jo-Anne's update on our Blog, or click on Forums to join the conversation.

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 are open with reduced hours due to Covid-19.
The library is closed on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.
We hope to see you soon!
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 30
Web link on hqrl.com to Ancestry unavailable for 8 hrs
Ancestry is going down for an 8 hr maintenance window on Saturday, January 30th so the link from hqrl.com will not work during that period.

February 17
Winter classes
We're still hoping to offer some online classes through ZOOM. If you have a subject you would like to see offered - let us know. In the meantime, check ...

February 25
ROOTS Tech 2021
Family Search has moved their annual ROOTS Tech Conference to an online platform - it will be a free virtual event. Find further information and ...