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January 24, 2023 By: Rachel Farley
2023 Class Schedule
Show your support for HQRL by signing up for a Zoom class while we look for a new bricks and mortar building after the fire. This Save the Date schedule is possible because of the hard work of our Education Coordinator, Heidi Giese. see flyer
January 24, 2023 By: Rachel Farley
Amazon Smile going away...
February 20, 2023 is the date that Amazon will be discontinuing the Amazon Smile program.  If you have items at Amazon that you are thinking about ordering please do so by the 2/20/23 date to get us your donation. Every little bit helps and it's too bad that this program is being terminated. (As 12/20/22 Amazon Smile had donated $941.50 to HQRL)

December 10, 2022 By: Rachel Farley
Update from Jo-Anne Huber, Director

Good News!  We're Still Here!

December 10, 2022:  We are happy to announce that while the library has received damage from the fire and the entire contents are out for cleaning, we are still here.  

Many of you have been following us through personal connections, phone calls, connections with some of the library volunteers or the latest newsletter.  We wanted everyone to know that we are still a viable genealogical resource and that we have not given up. The library space at 1007 Main Street in Sumner Washington has been given over to the building owner from whom we rented the unit.  They will be doing extensive repairs to the space due to the fire next door.  Those repairs may take as long as a year.  What that means for us, is that we are now tasked with finding another space for our library and bookstore. You can help us in that endeavor by keeping an eye on what's happening in your neighborhood.  We will continue to keep you informed as we move forward in our search for a new home.  We will continue to offer ZOOM classes on a monthly basis.  Our Beginning Genealogy "A" class will be held on January 5, 2023, and on January 19, 2023, Caron Prima-Brennan will speak on "Where Did I Put Great-Grampa? Organizing for Genealogists".  We hope you will continue to follow us through our webpage at www.hqrl.com or by email at research@hqrl.com. You can also find us on Facebook.   At the beginning of October, we celebrated our 40th anniversary and we certainly hope to celebrate 40 more.

November 9, 2022 By: Rachel Farley
Update from Jo-Anne Huber
November 5, 2022: 
We have had many requests asking how we are doing after the fire next door. We are slowly gathering information about how to move forward. While we did not have any water damage with regards to the books, we have had major smoke damage and they will be sent out for cleaning. We thank everyone for their concern and good wishes during this stressful time. We will be back, and we will be better than ever. We will keep you posted.
October 30, 2022 By: Rachel Farley
Rick Sayre at 2022 Autumn Quest
Even though the HQRL Management Team and Board were dealing with the aftermath of a next door fire, Autumn Quest was still a "go" via Zoom. Rick Sayre provided so much good information and links for our research. His topics were NARA, how to access information in the National Archives; Military Manuscript Collections; Cool Tools for the Cemetery; and Online tools to Homestead Records. If you missed this wonderful seminar you can access a few of Rick's webinars at Legacy/Family Tree webinars.
Click here to find them.
October 29, 2022 By: Rachel Farley
HQRL temporary closure
October 28, 2022:  Due to a fire in downtown Sumner WA today, HQRL is currently closed.
The fire was in the building next to us and we will be assessing our library and keep you posted about our reopening.
  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.
August 22, 2022 By: Rachel Farley
Mayflower Society FREE online classes
The Mayflower Society has been offering virtual classes of their lecture series for the last two years - there is no registration required. There are fall classes scheduled plus the on-demand classes that were presented last year. Check it out!
Click here for webinar links.
July 16, 2022 By: Rachel Farley
Who Do You Think You Are tv show back...
NBC will be once again hosting this show after it moved from there to TLC for several seasons. This season features Allison Janney, Zachary Levi, Nick Offerman, Billy Porter, Zachary Quinto, and Bradley Whitford.
February 28, 2022 By: Rachel Farley
Release of 1950 Census
Family Tree Magazine has a helpful article about the April 1st release of the 1950 census data. There are forms available to capture data and details about the kind of information that will be available.
Click here for article.