HeritageQuest Online Search Secrets
6/11/2014
Follow these steps to find family information in HeritageQuest Online's collections of family and local history books and census records.
Searching and Saving Books
 
1. Click on the Books tab, then either People or Places.
 
2. Searching on a person’s name and a place name is a good way to zero in on relevant matches. Do a proximity search to ensure the terms appear close together. For example, to research the Robertson family of South Worcester, NY, you might enter this search phrase in any of the three search boxes: robertson NEAR:25 (“south worcester”). That finds the word Robertson within 25 words of the phrase South Worcester. Remember to put parentheses around the quotation marks if you’re doing a proximity search—I found this to work, even though ProQuest says it shouldn’t. Click on the Search button.