You may be able to access images of U.S. census records, more than 20,000 fully searchable genealogy and local history books, images of Revolutionary War Pension applications, PERSI, and more, all from the comfort of your home. The records are available on HeritageQuest Online, a service from ProQuest Information and Learning.
The free access is available to millions of American residents through their local, regional, and state libraries. However, not everyone has "gotten the word."
This was brought to my attention by a recent message posted to this newsletter's discussion boards, stating, "We have none of the ProQuest data available in our state for public access -- that includes the Historical Newspapers and the new ProQuest Obituaries. It is very frustrating and…"
I believe the writer is mistaken. It seems that EVERY resident of that writer's home state already can obtain free access to ProQuest's popular HeritageQuest Online. I thought I would post a reminder here that millions of American residents can obtain free in-home access to HeritageQuest Online right now.
You can obtain more information about this access in the Encyclopedia of Genealogy at http://www.eogen.com/HeritageQuestOnline.