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April 9, 2021 By: Rachel Farley
Full open at HQRL...
From Jo-Anne Huber, HQRL Director:
"Beginning next Monday, April 12, 2021, we will be open with changes in hours and open on Tuesdays.
Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
We are still social distancing and following the protocols set by the state. We're here to help you with your genealogical research."
March 31, 2021 By: Rachel Farley
ROOTS Tech follow-up
If you missed some of the 1500+ sessions from ROOTS TECH 2021 you can search on your areas of interest here.
March 7, 2021 By: Rachel Farley
Animate your old family photos....
This takes some getting used to - seeing your long-dead relatives come to life! My Heritage has a program called "Deep Nostalgia" that will animate photos with facial expressions as though they are in a video. Just wow!
Read the article here with links to the process.
From Dick Eastman blog
February 5, 2021 By: Rachel Farley
Research notes/free forms
Blank genealogy research forms can help keep your research notes organized.
Here's a great list of what is available, go to Family Search forms.

November 12, 2020 By: Rachel Farley
Looking back...
Looking back on Veterans Day and Election Day I am reminded of my grandmother and her letters written in 1896 while she was attending the Ogontz School for Young Ladies in Philadelphia. She wrote that as part of their history class they were allowed to vote in class for president, for either McKinley or Bryan. But this was just a school exercise because she and her female classmates would not be legally able to vote until they were 42 years of age, (24 years later). It's important to think back to them not having that freedom to vote, and that slavery was a part of this country's past, and remember all the veterans that have fought for our freedom.
I am thankful for this project work called genealogy, where we constantly learn about the past that helps us appreciate our here and now. 
Happy Thanksgiving - Rachel
September 18, 2020 By: Rachel Farley
Renew online - Jo-Anne Huber

During these extraordinary times, HQRL needs your support more than ever to continue as a genealogy resource in our community.

Your membership entitles you to access the exclusive Members Section of the website so you can continue your research from home. Although we have not been able to be open for the last few months, our members have access to Ancestry.com and My Heritage when they log into the members only portion of the HQRL website.  This access continues to be available even though the library has reopened on a limited basis. 

The library is currently open with limited hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please note you will be required to wear a mask 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.

When your membership is within 30 days of expiring, you have the option to renew online. Log into HQRL.com and click on “Profile” under “Members” in the list on the left side of the screen.  Have your credit card ready and click the green “Renew Membership” button and follow the instructions.

If your membership expires, you will have 45 days grace during which you can still log into the HQRL website.  After 45 days, you will be denied access, but there will be a green “Renew Membership” button you can use to renew your membership.

If you log on to your profile on HQRL.com and do not see a “Renew Membership” button, it is because your membership is currently paid up.  You can find your renewal date under the “Dues & Renewal” section of your profile.

August 6, 2020 By: Rachel Farley
"We Are Open" - Jo-Anne Huber
We are here to help you with your Genealogical research.
When was the last time you came in to work on your family history?
Did you know?
If you are a member ($40.00 single, $45.00 family per year)
you will have access at home to Ancestry Library Edition and My Heritage Library Edition.
You can now become a member through our website with PayPal. Find us at https://hqrl.com
AND
Great news for our Society and genealogy researchers! When you come into 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.  Come in and see what you can find!
July 18, 2020 By: Rachel Farley
New in Bookstore - Judy Line
COME SEE WHATS NEW IN THE BOOKSTORE
While the doors have been closed, the bookstore has been busy restocking and obtaining new items for your pleasure.
If you are struggling with organizing your Genealogy check out the following Quick Sheets: 
"Organizing Your Electronic Genealogical Documents," "Organizing you Genealogy: No More Piles of Paper!," "Organizing Your Research, and Photo Organizing Practices."
Are you wondering what to do with all those photos you have in a box?  "Preserving Your Family Photographs."  should do the trick. 
We have the new ethnic quick sheet guides for Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian. Also a new book "Searching for Flemish (Belgian) Ancestors."
"Substitutes for the Lost 1890 U.S. Federal Census," and a new quick sheet "1884-1896 Territorial & State Censuses: 62 Online Databases" should help us find resources to make up for the loss of the 1890 Census records.
Other Quick Sheets areas of interest include
 "Colonial Wagon Roads to 1750,"
"American Migration Routes 1750-1800," and
"Online Resources for finding Living Relatives."
If you are looking for early land information try the book "Bounty and Donation Land Grants in British Colonial America".
Many more titles are available
July 8, 2020 By: Rachel Farley
MyHeritage remote access link
EBSCO/MyHeritage has graciously allowed HQRL to link to their data via hqrl.com during the Covid-19 pandemic closure of our facility.
Sign in as a member, click on MyHeritage remote access in left hand column; "click here" takes you to a new window where you click on 'MyHeritageLibraryEdition'
July 3, 2020 By: Rachel Farley
Ancestry research at home
Our Ancestry "at home" subscription for our HQRL members has been extended through the end of July 2020. Take advantage of this opportunity that comes with your HQRL membership.