Heritage Quest Research Library

HQRL bricks & mortar is temporarily CLOSED, but...

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 closed.  The fire was in the building next to us, check our blog to see progress towards reopening.

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!

June 8
Next steps for HQRL - at Sumner Public Library
Come with fund raising ideas to brainstorm how HQRL moves forward with increasing costs. The October 28, 2022 arson fire next door to our location ...

June 15
Courthouse Records in Colonial Virginia - Order, Deed, and Will Books (DATE CHANGE)
ZOOM class presented by Steven Morrison to learn about The Order, Deed, and Will books for most Virginia counties. These have been scanned and are ...

July 6
Beginning DNA for Genealogists
This FREE class with Judy Line will look at all types of DNA tests used for genealogy purposes. The inheritance pattern of each will be ...

July 20
Beginning: Your Family History Part A: Getting Started
HQRL research librarians will teach you What genealogy research is, why you would want to do it, where to begin and how to get organized. ...

July 21
HQRL Potluck/Picnic Gathering!
Let's get together to celebrate HQRL (even though we are still out of our building because of the fire next door). HQRL will provide the ...