Heritage Quest Research Library Finding Religious Records

Get me to the Church on Time –
Finding Religious Records
Religious records are often important substitutes when vital records are lost or never existed, but they also add depth to our understanding of our ancestors. Beyond the expected birth, marriage, and death records, religious records can include membership lists, missionary records, financial records, disciplinary records, and more.  Many of these records are now available online.    Janice M. Sellers is related to actor Peter Sellers and to John of Gaunt, son of a king and father of a king. At least that’s what her grandparents told her. Unfortunately, they were both wrong, but that’s why she has been researching her family for almost 50 years and is now a professional genealogist who is passionate about making sure she finds the right pieces to fit your genealogical puzzle. She specializes in Jewish, Black, dual citizenship, and newspaper research and has taught at local and international events.    When: Thursday, June 6, 2024

Time:  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: ZOOM & limited (8) in-person

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members
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In-person Registrations: Please call 253-863-1806 or come into the library at 2102 East Main, Suite 105, Puyallup, WA 98372 A link will be sent to your email the Tuesday before the class.  Please check your spam and promotions files for emails. 
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Heritage Quest Research Library Using Family Search Catalog

Joleen Aitchison has been involved in genealogical endeavors since she was a child and continues the search.  She is a member of APG, the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society, and is a consulting genealogist for “Traditions of the Ancestors”, TOTA. 
Joleen has presented at various events across the US and teaches family history locally in Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam counties as well as many local genealogy societies. 
You can find her blog at
https:// www.genyourway.net

 
Using Family Search Catalog The Family Search catalog is like a giant card catalog to 
“Birth; marriage, and death records; census records; periodicals; family histories and many other records that contain genealogical information.” 
We will explore many of these entries as well as how to view them where the option exists.  When: May 16, 2024 (Thursday)
11:00 to 12:00 PM
Where: ZOOM
or 
In-person Library Classroom
Cost: per Individual:
$20 Members
$25 Non-members  Sign-up and Payment:
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(Be sure to sign in as a member to get the discount.)
In Person, please register by phone at 253-863-1806 as space is limited. 
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Heritage Quest Research Library Newspaper Research

Newspaper Research or “That’s My Family.”   So, why do we need to research in newspapers?  Why look for them? How do we find them?
Judy will help us answer all these questions.  We will learn how to find vital statistics, death notices, obituaries, marriage notices, local news and more, all in the NEWSPAPER. 
And she won’t forget to help us find these valuable resources themselves.  Taught by our very own Judy Line
Judy has been doing genealogy for over 30 years.  She has completed formal education programs, and holds several certificates for genealogy from the NIGS and Boston University. Judy is our resident DNA specialist.  When: May 2, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: ZOOM 
Limited space in-person
Cost: $20 member
          $25 non-member Sign up: www.hqrl.com
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We are OPEN in our new location and would love to see you.  If you’re interested in taking a tour of the new location, just give us a call. If you are a Genealogy Society and would like to bring your group in, let us know and we’ll set a date and time. 
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Heritage Quest Research Library Finding Ohio Ancestors before 1850

Shelley Bishop is a professional genealogical researcher, writer, and speaker with a passion for finding and preserving the stories of our ancestors.  She is a frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine, NGS Magazine, and other publications.  As the owner of Buckeye Family Trees, Shelley specializes in Ohio and midwestern research. Her projects often involve work with military, court, and land records. Shelley is President of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.  You can find out more at www.buckeyefamilytrees.com
 
Finding Ohio Ancestors Before 1850 Researching Ohioans before the advent of birth and death records and an every-name census presents a challenge to genealogists of all skill levels.  Yet by employing time-tested research methods, seeking out some lesser-known resources, and understanding how to work with evidence, you can overcome difficulties caused by the scarcity of early Ohio records.  When:
April 18, 2024
11:00 AM to 12 PM

Where:
ZOOM or limited in-person

Cost: $20 members
               $25 non-members

  Sign-up and Payment:
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go to the HQRL Store (be sure to sign in as a member to receive the discount)
In-Person (8 only)
Call 253-863-1806 or come into the library.
2102 E Main, Suite 105
Puyallup, WA 98372
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Heritage Quest Research Library Basic Scandinavian Research

Basic Scandinavian Research Any genealogical research needs to be based on an understanding of the history, culture, geography, language, and resources of the area. This presentation will introduce these subjects for the Scandinavian countries – Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.  Some of the unique factors involved in Scandinavia include the use of patronymics, religion, geography, and history.  The three countries have much in common, but some differences will be highlighted. Diana Crisman Smith began researching her family in childhood, and has been researching, speaking, writing, and teaching for over 4 decades. She has published numerous magazine articles, a newspaper column, and is the author of 3 books.   When: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: ZOOM ONLY
Price: $20 members 
           $25 non-members Sign-up and Payment:
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Heritage Quest Research Library GRAND OPENING

GRAND OPENING! You’re ALL Invited! Please join us as we celebrate the re-opening of our Library.  
We have much to be thankful for and to celebrate!
Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce VIP ribbon cutting at
9:00 AM Thursday, April 4, 2024
OPEN HOUSE
April 4,5,6 from 10 AM to 4 PM  We are located at 2102 East Main Ave, Suite 105, in the Linden Park complex in Puyallup.   The stacks are waiting for you.
In each of our rooms we have space for you to sit and browse the collection.  The classroom allows us the opportunity to participate in our classes in person or watch from home via ZOOM. Join us for; Refreshments, Tours, Door Prizes, Book Sale, Discounts, Meet our Staff, Ask Questions, Class Sign-up, Search for Lost Relatives
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Heritage Quest Research Library Finding Female Ancestors

Finding Female Ancestors Uncover more history of the women in your family. Researching women can be difficult as records are so often few.  In this presentation you will hear ideas for helping you discover more about their lives.   M. Diane Rogers has a lifelong interest in local and women’s history and is a Past President and Past Editor of the British Columbia Genealogical Society. She speaks on a wide variety of family history topics, from DNA to “Shocking Genealogy Resources.” She teaches genealogy classes year-round and facilitates the Vancouver and Scandinavian genealogy groups in B.C. 
She is active on social media and blogs at “CanadaGenealogy” or “Jane’s Your Aunt.”
  When:  Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time:    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where:  ZOOM
Cost: $20 Members $25 Non-members Sign-up & Payment:
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Be sure to sign in as a member to receive the discount. The boxes have been emptied, the bookshelves are full and we are almost ready to open.  We need your help and support.  Are you able to give a few hours a week as a volunteer?  In the interim from the fire we have lost some of our volunteer help.  If you can help, give us a call at 253-863-1806
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Heritage Quest Research Library Cindi’s List in Practice

Cyndi’s List in Practice Sometimes overwhelming to beginners and sometimes underused by veterans, Cyndi’s List is a research tool that is robust with resources helpful in everyone’s research.  Using specific examples for beginners, as well as more advanced researchers, we will explore the site and point out how to make the most of the categories and the links found within. Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 43 years, is a creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized CyndisList.com. Cyndi is an expert in using technology for genealogy, research in the US and bringing together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software and the Internet.  March 7, 2024

11:00 AM to NOON


ZOOM $20 Members

$25 Non-members


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and click on the HQRL Store.
Be sure to sign in as a member to receive the discount. Finding Your Female Ancestors with M. Diane Rogers is scheduled for March 27, 2024.  More information coming soon!
Along with information regarding the re-opening of the library!
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Heritage Quest Research Library Comparing RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker

Comparing Family Tree Maker
and
RootsMagic Learn strategies to build a robust, portable, sourced, cloud-synchronized digital tree.  Learn about privacy options and how to backup your tree to prevent losing everything.  Learn strategies to maximize your DNA information–messaging matches, sharing trees, and how to use surname message boards.  Several popular family tree software options will be discussed including Family Tree Maker and RootsMagic.  Kelli Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, editor, and international genealogical speaker. She works as the Director of Education for Your DNA Guide. Kelli runs a small business – Mess the Desk, a genealogical organization company with a YouTube channel. She is a facilitator for Genetics, Genealogy, and You, an online DNA interest group.  She is a member of APG and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.   When: Thursday, February 1, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: ZOOM
Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members Go to hqrl.com and click on the HQRL Store 
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