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How to Use HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online is designed for genealogy and family history research.


The Census collection provides coverage of the U.S. Federal Census records (1790-1930).

  • Over 140 million indexed and searchable names
  • Millions of digitized page images
  • Searchable name indexes for 1790-1820, 1860-1930* Census
  • Browsable page images for 1830-1850
    • 1850 and 1860 slave schedules
  • Additional indexing from 1850 onwards includes age, sex, race and birthplace
  • High-quality images in a variety of printable and downloadable formats (including PDF)
  • Browse option with state maps for each Census year

The 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be released to the public on April 2, 2012.  At this time ProQuest will gain access and begin the indexing and digitization process.  

*Note that the 1930 Census is a partial index including only five states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia.