Heritage Quest Research Library News

Stay at Home!
On Monday, March 23, 2020, Washington’s Governor, Jay Inslee issued a new temporary “stay at home” order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  The new order went into effect last night and will last until April 6, 2020. 
We are taking the direction of our Governor and the medical community seriously and encourage our members and patrons to stay home until we can all return to our normal daily lives.  
Meanwhile, take an online class, learn a new language, sort through your collection of family photos, read a genealogy book or develop a class to share when we return to the Library!

Heritage Quest Research Library Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events for February & March: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
10:30 AM Are you interested in helping with AUTUMN QUEST?
We will be talking about the WHO, WHAT, WHERE and HOW of putting on the annual Autumn Quest Seminar.  
Have you been before?  Would you like a say in what it is about?  
Then this meeting is for you!
SEE YOU THERE!
Beginning Genealogy
With
Dee Fournier
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Have you wondered where to begin? What documents to you need?  Where will I find them? Join our Education Chair as she takes you through the wonderful world of Beginning  Genealogy.
Let us get you started!
Downtown Sumner 
presents the
SPRING SIP N STROLL

and we love to participate with Sparkling Cider for all who come in to see who we are and what we do.  
Saturday, March 14, 2020 
4:00 – 7:00 PM
join us and we’ll talk Genealogy!

Heritage Quest Research Library February 2020 Classes

Steven W. Morrison
Saturday, February 8, 2020
 
SESSION 1:    10:00 AM Fact Checking Your Family Traditions Some families are lucky, they have “family lore”.  But is this story true?  With new online collections we can now double check to see how it holds up to the light of some original records.  Only then will you know if it’s a keeper or just fools gold.  A case study of colonial Virginia entrepreneur Isaac Perkins/Parkins.
$ 20.00 per Session members
$ 25.00 per Session non-members  Session 2:  11:30 AM Using Hinshaw and Other Finding Aids to Locate Original Quaker Records During the past century, Quaker historians and clerks have been busy copying old meeting records and have created a wide variety of finding aids.  In the 1930s, Willard W. Hinshaw began publishing six volumes of his historic Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, with Willard C. Heiss following with six volumes for just Indiana.  We will learn how these tools can shortcut your search for original Quaker records. $ 20.00 per session members
$ 25.00 per session non-members
To reserve a place please call 253-863-1806 or drop by the library to sign up.  

AFTER RESERVING A SEAT, IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE CALL SO THAT OTHERS MAY ATTEND.
All of our classes are held in the HQRL Classroom. 

Heritage Quest Research Library February Class

Steven W. Morrison
Saturday, February 8, 2020
 
SESSION 1:    10:00 AM Fact Checking Your Family Traditions Some families are lucky, they have “family lore”.  But is this story true?  With new online collections we can now double check to see how it holds up to the light of some original records.  Only then will you know if it’s a keeper or just fools gold.  A case study of colonial Virginia entrepreneur Isaac Perkins/Parkins.
$ 20.00 per Session members
$ 25.00 per Session non-members 

Session 2:  11:30 AM Using Hinshaw and Other Finding Aids to Locate Original Quaker Records During the past century, Quaker historians and clerks have been busy copying old meeting records and have created a wide variety of finding aids.  In the 1930s, Willard W. Hinshaw began publishing six volumes of his historic Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, with Willard C. Heiss following with six volumes for just Indiana.  We will learn how these tools can shortcut your search for original Quaker records. $ 20.00 per session members
$ 25.00 per session non-members
To reserve a place please call 253-863-1806 or drop by the library to sign up.  

AFTER RESERVING A SEAT, IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE CALL SO THAT OTHERS MAY ATTEND.
All of our classes are held in the HQRL Classroom. 

Heritage Quest Research Library January Class

Reminder
January 2020 Class Schedule Join us on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 
as we Welcome our speaker
Michael Lee Stills.
10:30 AM
    Myths, Legends and Lies: The Dangers of Family History Research Can you handle the truth? Family History Research is a burgeoning pursuit thanks to TV pro-grams like “Who Do You Think You Are?” “Genealogy Roadshow” and “Finding Your Roots.” But before you jump in, have you asked yourself if you are prepared for what you might discover? Together we will be opening closets to expose skeletons, peeking under the lid of Pan-dora’s Box, and shining light on the ethical dilemmas you may encounter in the quest to find your missing ancestors. They may have good reasons for why they are hiding from you.
  $20.00 members $25.00 non members For reservations please stop by HQRL or call HQRL at 253-863-1806. Due to the size of our classroom after reserving a seat, if you are unable to attend the class, please call to cancel so that others may attend.

Heritage Quest Research Library January Class

January 2020 Class Schedule
Join us on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 
as we Welcome our speaker
Michael Lee Stills.
10:30 AM
 
  Myths, Legends and Lies: The Dangers of Family History Research Can you handle the truth? Family History Research is a burgeoning pursuit thanks to TV pro-grams like “Who Do You Think You Are?” “Genealogy Roadshow” and “Finding Your Roots.” But before you jump in, have you asked yourself if you are prepared for what you might discover? Together we will be opening closets to expose skeletons, peeking under the lid of Pan-dora’s Box, and shining light on the ethical dilemmas you may encounter in the quest to find your missing ancestors. They may have good reasons for why they are hiding from you.
 
$20.00 members $25.00 non members
For reservations please stop by HQRL or call HQRL at 253-863-1806. Due to the size of our classroom after reserving a seat, if you are unable to attend the class, please call to cancel so that others may attend.

Heritage Quest Research Library Closed for Holidays

Holiday Greetings
No matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays, we take this opportunity to wish you a joyous New Year and to THANK YOU for your support of Heritage Quest Research Library.  We exist because of you and we continue to serve the genealogy community with your help.
The Library will be CLOSED:
Tuesday, December 24th
Wednesday, December 25th 
Tuesday, December 31st
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
so that our volunteers may celebrate with their families.
We look forward to seeing you in the near future to help you “become the family historian and bring your ancestors to life.”

Heritage Quest Research Library Classes

It’s time to sign up for our Fall Class offerings Now that the weather has changed and we’re no longer basking in the warm days of summer, it’s time to get back to Genealogy!
Have you always wanted to get started?  Well, here is your opportunity!  
Maybe you have already started your research and have questions regarding your sources.  We have that covered too!
  Tuesday, October 29th, 3-5 p.m.
Dee Haviland Fournier presents a
FREE Beginning Genealogy Class  
  Take a tour of our unique library, which contains over 15,000 books. Then learn how to begin the search for your family. This class will concentrate on Vital Records and Censuses.     For Reservations please call 253-863-1806  or stop by HQRL and register in person.   After reserving a seat, if you are unable to attend the class, please call to cancel so that others may attend.
Join us on Monday, November 4th
6:30 p. m.
 
How Do I Know That’s Right?
Evaluating Genealogical Evidence
 
What does a genealogist do when there is so much data and some things conflict? Or what does one do if there are only a few data points and they don’t agree? How do you know which one is right? In this presentation we’ll define the various types of evidence and discuss ways of evaluating them to come to a sound conclusion. A case study will help illustrate how points of evidence can come into conflict and demonstrate methods for resolving that conflict.
 
 
$20.00 members / $25.00 non-members