HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
Now powered by Ancestry.com, this amazing collection consists of the following core data sets:
- U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1940, with every-name indexes for all years.
- Genealogy and local history books and directories deliver more than 40,000 family histories, local histories, city directories, and other books.
- Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.
- Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, and full-page register views, it offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the U.S. Civil War. It is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.
- U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.
With a robust search interface, thumbnail images, hit highlighting, easy-to-use tools, and convenient in-library or remote access through Moline Library website (under the Catalogs & Databases tab), HeritageQuest is a valuable resource to any family history publications or genealogist.
The clues are out there waiting. Let HeritageQuest Online help you to find them.
Books, as a whole, have the ability to shape our childhoods and help establish our literary preferences but sometimes a book scene becomes so ingrained in our minds that it becomes part of who we are.
Here are some other of Team OverDrive’s favorite book scenes (Warning: some potential spoilers for older books ahead).
Sorry. Got a little excited there.
But, as we all know, September is National Library Card Sign Up Month.
It’s kind of a big deal (for libraries). So, if you don’t already have one, sign up for a library card today! You know, if you want to. It only gives you free access to what I am sure is literally tons of books (seriously, we have a lot of books), music, magazines, newspapers, audio books, graphic novels, eBooks and eAudiobooks (and those you don’t even have to come here for), the internet, a whole bunch of fancy databases and resources, etc! And if we don’t have it, we can probably get it for you from another library! Again, FOR FREE! Seriously, why is everyone not here everyday?!?!
I mean, I’m cool. Whatever. Do what you want.
Oh, and if you already have your card here are some other ways to participate in Library Card Sign Up Month.
If you are a student or the parent of a student the beginning of school in late August (or, if you’re lucky, early September) can feel like the end of summer.
BUT IT’S NOT! Don’t short yourself! You still have a whole month left!
Here’s a list from OverDrive tailor made to remind you that the season isn’t over yet, a list of books about summer, for summer.
The yearbook collection is hosted online at archive.org. You can find it under the Catalogs & Databases tab on the Moline Public Library website. Or, if you can’t do without the real thing, the yearbooks themselves are all still available for your perusal in are Local History Room on the second floor of the library.
Happy. Sad. A little sleepy.
No matter how they are feeling about it, Moline students are back to school today. Good luck on the 2017-2018 school year everyone!
For you Moline High School grads out there that are feeling nostalgic (or glad that you don’t have to go back), we’ve got something for you to. Check out our online collection of Moline High School Year Books from 1913-2013 at archive.org.