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Using Heritage Quest 1 November 2011

Manatee Genealogical Society. MGS Computer Special Interest Group (SIG). Using Heritage Quest 1 November 2011. 4 November 2010 Slides at: http://www.colket.org/genealogy/MGS/. Using Heritage Quest. Overview. Overview of Heritage Quest Accessing Heritage Quest via

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Using Heritage Quest 1 November 2011

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  1. Manatee Genealogical Society MGS Computer Special Interest Group (SIG) Using HeritageQuest1 November 2011 4 November 2010 Slides at: http://www.colket.org/genealogy/MGS/

  2. Using HeritageQuest Overview • Overview of Heritage Quest • Accessing Heritage Quest via • Library Electronic Information Databases • Using Heritage Quest • Search Census • Search Books • Search PERSI (PERiodical Source Index) • Search Revolutionary War • Search Freedman’s Bank • Search US Serial Set

  3. Heritage Quest On-Line • Search Census – 1790-1930 Digitized with Census images • Search Books – 28,000 family histories & local histories • Search PERSI – PERiodical Source Index • Index of over 2.3 million genealogy/history articles • Search Revolutionary War • Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files • Search Freedman’s Bank – 480,000 African-American Names • Founded to serve African Americans (1865-1874 ) • Search US Serial Set – LexisNexis database for legal and • public-records (Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions)

  4. Accessing Heritage Quest Via The Library’s Electronic Information Database Search a database of 20,000+ local historic photographs Electronic Information Databases Search the Library’s Catalog Manage your Account: Renewals. Holds, Profile, etc. • http://www.mymanatee.org/home.html Accessing

  5. Searching Electronic Information Databases Electronic Information Databases 32 Databases

  6. Searching Electronic Information Databases - 2 Table of Contents – 32 Databases American History in Video Archive Grid ARRC Auto Repair Reference Center CAMIO -- Catalog of Art Museum Images Consumer Health Complete Cypress Resume Discover Spanish EBSCOHost FirstSearch Fodor's Travel Guides Heritage Quest Infobase e-Book Collection INFOTRAC Infoweb Job & Career Accelerator LearningExpress Library Legal Information Reference Center Literary Reference Center Plus Mango Languages NetLibrary eBooks New York Times Archive One Click Digital OverDrive Points of View Reference Center ReferenceUSA Salem Health Salem History Salem Science Small Engine Repair Reference Center Student Research Center Value Line World Book Online + WHICH DATABASE SHOULD I USE? TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

  7. Heritage Quest

  8. Heritage Quest Heritage Quest Login

  9. Heritage Quest Search Census

  10. Heritage Quest Census -1

  11. Heritage Quest Census - 2

  12. Heritage Quest Census - 3

  13. Heritage Quest Census - 4 } Census Citation } Census Data } Add to Notebook Census Image

  14. Heritage Quest Census - 5

  15. Heritage Quest Census - 6

  16. Heritage Quest Census - 7 Census -

  17. Heritage Quest Census - 8

  18. Heritage Quest Census - 9

  19. Heritage Quest Search Books

  20. Heritage Quest Search Books - 1

  21. Heritage Quest Search Books - 2

  22. Heritage Quest Search Books - 3

  23. Heritage Quest Search Books - 4

  24. Heritage Quest Search Books - 5

  25. Heritage Quest Search Books - 6

  26. Heritage Quest PERSI

  27. Heritage Quest PERSI - 1

  28. Heritage Quest PERSI - 2

  29. Heritage Quest PERSI - 3

  30. Heritage Quest PERSI - 4

  31. Heritage Quest PERSI - 5

  32. Heritage Quest Revolutionary War

  33. Heritage Quest Revolutionary War - 1

  34. Heritage Quest Revolutionary War - 2

  35. Heritage Quest Revolutionary War - 3

  36. Heritage Quest Freedman’s Bank

  37. Heritage Quest Freedman’s Bank - 1 • Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company: • Incorporated in 1865 by an act signed by Abraham Lincoln • Purpose to create an institution where former slaves and • dependents could place and save their money. • Original bank opened in NYC and later moved to DC. • Eventually 37 branches in 17 states with 70,000 depositors & • $57,000,000. • Closed in 1874 due to mismanagement, fraud, & other events • Records from 29 of 37 branches survived. • Most lost 2/5th of deposits. Many never claimed. • Considerable personal information required to make a deposit • Information varied by year and branch Freedman's Bank Records is a great source for genealogists researching their African American heritage because of the amount of personal information recorded for each individual in it.

  38. Heritage Quest Freedman’s Bank - 2

  39. Heritage Quest Freedman’s Bank - 3

  40. Heritage Quest Freedman’s Bank - 4

  41. Heritage Quest Freedman’s Bank - 5

  42. Heritage Quest Freedman’s Bank - 6

  43. Heritage Quest US Serial Set

  44. Heritage Quest US Serial Set - 1

  45. Heritage Quest US Serial Set - 2

  46. Heritage Quest US Serial Set - 3

  47. Heritage Quest Home Page

  48. Using Heritage QuestQuestions

  49. Future Plans • Suggestions for Future MGS Computer SIGs: • Google Scholar • Explore Archive Grid • Explore First Search • Explore Infoweb • Explore New York Times Archive • Explore MyHeritage.com • Explore Ancestry.com • Beginning Computer Stuff • Other Useful Programs • What else would you like to have addressed at future Computer SIG Meetings?????

  50. MGS Computer Special Interest Group (SIG) WHAT IS IT?       A meeting of genealogists interested in using their personal computers to enhance their research. WHEN?                  Monthly -- On the first Tuesday of the month (October through May) following main topic speaker. TIME:                     About 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM, following the meeting break period after the main MGS speaker. PLACE:                  The Central Library Auditorium, Bradenton, FL (same location as our MGS monthly meeting) WHO:                     Open to all those interested in using their personal computers to enhance their genealogical research. PROGRAM:         Each month we will discuss and view what's new in genealogy on the Internet.  We'll have demonstrations of software and hardware that will facilitate our research.  Tips and techniques will be shared by and among those attending each meeting.  Genealogically related computer, Internet, digital photography and research questions will be fielded during the sessions.  We'll look at the newest technology but will keep the discussions as low tech as possible. • What topics would you like to hear??????

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