HeritageQuest and City Directories

At our October meeting of Clarkston Area Genealogy Society we discussed HeritageQuest and City Directories. Here are some tutorials on the two topics. Notice the dates of the tutorials and you can see that some are old and therefore talk about an old system, while other dates are more recent and talk about the new version of the product. I include both old and new because each tutorial has some good “new” information about the product or system



Old Version – Good tutorial on all modules

HeritageQuest Online Genealogy Research in 2 Minutes
ProQuest Research Databases

Time: 2:40
Uploaded on Mar 19, 2010

Old Version – Good tutorial on modules which were not updated by Ancestry.com

Tutorial on Using HeritageQuest Online from Tuscaloosa Public Library
TPL Videocasts

Time: 4:46
Published on Jan 8, 2013

New Version –  March 2015  Ancestry.com  started powering HeritageQuest

Training: HeritageQuest Online
Wisconsin DPI – Resources for the Field

Time: 27:27
Published on Jul 16, 2015




City Directories

City Directories and How to Use for Family History

Published on Apr 17, 2012

Want to know why city directories are important to genealogy research? Want to know how to navigate your way around a city directory? Juliana knows the ins and outs and can help you get the most out of these valuable resources.

Time: 17:02

Behind the Scenes: Data Extraction Technology and City Directories
Laryn Brown

Published on May 1, 2012

We are doing some really cool things with technology that allow us to bring more records to you even faster. Join Crista as she interviews Senior Production Manager, Laryn Brown about the OCR technology and data extraction technology we are currently using for city directories.

Time: 21:06


Using City Directories in Your Research
Crista Cowan

Published on Jul 25, 2013

City directories are a very rich genealogy research resource. But, you may wonder just what they could possibly tell you besides your ancestors name and address. Join Crista Cowan as she explains how to use city directories to trace your ancestors’ residences, occupations, and even, possibly when and where they died. She’ll also show you how to use city directories as a tool to differentiate between your ancestor and someone with a similar name.

Time: 30:53


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