Heritage Quest Research Library

2022 is our 40th year!

    Monday Tuesday - Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 4pm; Wednesdays 10am - 2pm;  
Closed on  Sundays
We are still social distancing and following the protocols set by the state. We provide face masks, if needed, and we will be disinfecting surfaces for your protection. We're here to help you with your genealogy research, or you can hire a researcher.
OPEN: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  There are links at hqrl.com to genealogy resources: Members remote access to MyHeritage data base continues - look for the link under members in left column.  MyHeritage and Ancestry data bases plus FamilySearch documents are available when you come to the library in person.

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!

July 7
Beginning Genealogy- Part A
FREE class on how to begin, why do it, how to get organized...taught by our research volunteers See event flyer. Register in HQRL store.

July 21
Don't Build Your Own Brick Walls
Jill Morelli will explore the various ways we make our own brick walls and offer strategies for successfully breaking through them. Deadline for sign-up is ...

August 18
Building Your Family Story: Beginning Part B
FREE class - You have decided to take on this role as family Historian, so now what? Deadline for signup is August 11, 2022. See ...

October 29
Autumn Quest 2022
This seminar by Richard G. Sayre (via ZOOM) will cover the NARA web site plus it's relationship to Fold3 and others. The Military Manuscript Collection will ...