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July 22, 2021 By: Rachel Farley
Online resources for e-books
Link to article from the Dick Eastman blog highlights five places to download free digital e-books, audiobooks etc.
June 23, 2021 By: Rachel Farley
Grant awarded to HQRL!
HQRL is grateful for the Washington State Department of Commerce Artsfund NCR grant. NCR stands for Nonprofit Community Recovery Grant and covers the time period of March 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 -- to cover expenses incurred during our COVID closure.
Special thanks to Joyce Phillips and Jo-Anne Huber for writing the grant application and Carolyn Pasquier for suggesting it.
Good job everyone!
For further information about this grant click on this link to the Artsfund.
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
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!