In the coming months, HeritageQuest Online (HQO) will be materially improved and enhanced with a much richer content set and a more powerful, intuitive interface.
It is anticipated that the improved HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry, will become available in Q1 2015.
What to Expect
For the initial launch on the Ancestry platform, here are some of the new enhancements and content that HQO will include:
- Complete 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Census with images and every-name indexes for all years
- Additional census records such as Mortality and Non-Population Schedules, Indian Census Rolls, and more
- Expanded collection of genealogy and local history books and city directories with an all-new user interface, thumbnail images and hit highlighting
- Complete Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land record collection (NARA M804)
- Freedman’s Bank Records with full-page register view
- Periodical Source Index Archive (PERSI), 1800-2009
- U.S. Serial Set Memorials, Petitions and Private Relief Actions
- All-new research aids
- Interactive census maps
- And more
- All-new image viewer with more functionality
- Grayscale or color images
- ADA Section 508 compliance
- Same authentication methods, including:
- Static IP address
- Referring URL
- Embedded username/password
- HeritageQuest Online will be optimized to perform best on current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or newer (we recommend IE 11+). This gives libraries the most up-to-date security, as well.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or older will no longer be supported. The new HeritageQuest Online may work in discontinued operating systems (such as Windows XP) and browsers, but we will not guarantee compatibility or make fixes.
- Useful Microsoft Support information about each version of Internet Explorer can be found at http://support2.microsoft.com/gp/microsoft-internet-explorer.