Heritage Quest Research Library presents Cyndi Ingle

Navigating Your Way Through FamilySearch With
Cyndi Ingle (Cyndislist.com)
“FamilySearch is so much more than just a family tree hosting platform.  FamilySearch is a massive website that is made up of dozens and dozens of research tools. The site includes tools for learning and for reference.  It is home to the world’s largest digitized collection of records and sources for our research. And all of this is free for everyone to use.  We will explore each of the features that FamilySearch offers and we will hone in on how to dig through the site from a variety of entry points to find what we need.”
Presented by Heritage Quest Research Library
Thursday October 7, 2021
11:00 AM to NOON
via  ZOOM
Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 40 years, is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized CyndisList.com. Cyndi is an expert in using technology for genealogy, research in the United States and bringing together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software, and the Internet. She is an internationally-known guest lecturer, and she has authored numerous articles and three books.     How to Sign-up: Come into HQRL in Sumner Or Call 253-863-1806
1007 Main Street Sumner WA 98390
Deadline for sign-up: October 2, 2021
Cost: Members $20 / Non-Members $25 Pay in person, by mail, or with a card on PayPal
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Beginning Your Family History
Part A: Getting Started

What is it?
Why do it?
Where to begin?
How to get organized? So you want to start a little project? How can Heritage Quest Research Library help you? We can start with a free beginning class taught by our own research librarians.   When:  September 23, 2021  11:00 AM to Noon Where:  ZOOM How to sign up:  Come into HQRL in Sumner 1007 Main Street Sumner, WA 98390
CALL: 253-863-1806
Deadline: September 16, 2021

A link will be sent to your email a day before the class.
If fewer than 5 sign up, the class will be cancelled and you will be notified.

    With the advent of our new Education Coordinator, we are looking for input to guide us in the direction that will be of most help to our patrons.  Won’t you please take a moment to share your thoughts by taking our education survey?  Just click on the link below. We thank you for your participation. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T9VLC66    

Heritage Quest Research Library Needs Volunteers

We’re OPEN 6 days a week! But we need your help!  Now that many of us have received our COVID Vaccines, we’re ready to move forward and get back into Genealogy. However we can’t do it without you! Our Librarians have worked hard to keep our doors open and we have done so with a very small group of volunteers.  We’re unable to add hours if we don’t have the manpower.  Are you willing to give just 4 to 6 hours per week to help us?  Please call Susan, our Volunteer Coordinator, at: 253-351-6044
or the Library, at: 253-863-1806
We’re OPEN:
Monday, 10 AM to 2 PM
Tuesday, 10 AM to 2 PM
Wednesday, 10 AM to 2 PM
Thursday, 10 AM to 2 PM
Friday, 10 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM
We hope to add hours as we expand our volunteer personnel.
 Pre-arranged, special extended hours, are always available.  
CALL: 253-863-1806

Heritage Quest Research Library Open Saturdays

Happy Valentines Day!
We haven’t had much to cheer about lately, so we are very excited to let you know that we are now OPEN on Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.

We are still required to social distance and wear face masks.  It makes for a great opportunity to browse the stacks alone.  Come in and see what’s new in our collection.  

We’re also excited to share some news from our friends at Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society.  The Spring Seminar information is out and you can read all about it and register at

We hope to see you there! 

Heritage Quest Research Library Holiday Shopping

It’s time for Holiday shopping!
We had such a great response from all of you that we have made an effort to be OPEN for the next 2 Saturdays in December.
We hope that you will come on in and check out the USED BOOK SALE in the classroom.  We are also continuing to offer “no sales tax on “our Bookstore items. 

Saturday, December 12, 2020 –  We OPEN at 10.00 AM
Saturday, December 19, 2020 –  We OPEN at 10:00 AM


Heritage Quest Research Library Open Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday!
Happy Holidays!
With Thanksgiving upon us and the holidays fast approaching, we will be OPEN to assist you with your research or your shopping needs for the Genealogy guru or budding Genealogist on your Holiday gift list.

Come on in this Saturday!
We’re OPEN from 10 to 4

Can’t make it in this Saturday? 
Don’t worry!
We will be open, Saturday, December 5th too.
We’re also open, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 
from 10 to 2

Heritage Quest Research Library News

October is
Family History Month

Now that we have your attention, did you know that October is Family History Month?  Heritage Quest Research Library is here to assist you in the search for your own personal family history.  Do you have a “Brick Wall”?  Are you frustrated that you can’t access the records you need from home?  We can help!
     HQRL is Family Search affiliate library.  While many of the Family History Centers for the LDS church are closed, we can access most of the records when you are in our facility.  Our library collection includes many of the books you previously could find only in a FHL location.
     If you are a member of HQRL you can access the Library edition of Ancestry and My Heritage from the security of your own home.  Go to www.hqrl.com, click on the members page and log in to your account.  You will find the link to both there.
     We hope you will take this opportunity to spend some time with your ancestors. Learning from the past can help us as we head into the future.

Please do not respond to this blog.  If you have questions or comments you may reach us at; research@hqrl.com or by calling us at 253-863-1806

Heritage Quest Research Library Challenge Match

Your Donation will be Matched!

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic we have tried to stay STRONG, but that hasn’t been easy.  We closed the library on Friday, March 13, 2020 right in the middle of the NOURISH OUR ROOTS campaign to replenish our reserves.  We are eternally grateful that you stepped up and helped us in that endeavor.  While we were able to move forward because of your generosity, we find ourselves again behind the 8-ball due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How can you HELP? What does all this mean?

We have been given a challenge by one of our valued members!

From now until the end of the year, for every $1 pledged to HQRL they will match your donation.  If you give $5, they will give $5.  If you give $100, they will give $100.  Essentially doubling your gift.

We have added a DONATION button to the HQRL webpage at: www.hqrl.com  for your convenience. 

We want to be here for you.  We want to share our knowledge and expertise with you.  We want HQRL to be a premier place to research, learn and share genealogy, but we cannot do it alone. We know that COVID-19 has affected each of us in a variety of ways.  We hope for a healthier future and the ability to gather and share our stories.

Heritage Quest Research Library

We have been hit hard due to the pandemic, like most everyone. However, if you would please help us get the word out that HQRL IS OPEN. Our new hours are: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. M, W, Th, and F. 

  In addition, we are an affiliate of the Family History Centers. What this means is that you can access most of the “locked” records. There are three ways to access them. You can come into the library, or you can access the database from the “members” portion of our web site (HQRL.com), or you can contact the library directly and for a fee we will pull the records for you. Along with that we are restating that we are available on a fee basis to do research for you.

Thank you in advance.

Judy Line