Discover Your Past

Whether you are just beginning your family history journey or are trying to learn more about local people and places from the past, HeritageQuest Online is a great place to start your research.

With a comprehensive collection of genealogical and local history resources, you can explore billions of records dating back to the 1700s for free from home with your Dubuque resident library card.

HeritageQuest also provides unique primary sources like published family and local histories, research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Combined with a user-friendly search experience, it’s easier than ever to discover your past.

Screenshot of HeritageQuest search page.

Build upon the information you discover on HeritageQuest with these other library resources:

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
    This newspaper archive can help supplement public records with additional details in the context of a particular time and place. (Access at the library or from home with your Dubuque resident library card.)

  • Encyclopedia Dubuque
    With tens of thousands of articles and images, Encyclopedia Dubuque is the most comprehensive online resource to the history and culture of Dubuque, Iowa. (Open to all, no library card required.)

  • Telegraph Herald Digital Archive
    Search thousands of digital copies of the Telegraph Herald dating back to the 1800s. (Access at the library or from home with your Dubuque resident library card.)

  • Dubuque City Directory
    Explore community history with this online archive of Dubuque city directories. (Open to all, no library card required.)

  • Ancestry® Library Edition
    This popular genealogy resource is only available for use only in the library. Aid your research efforts with access to full-text primary sources, enhanced images, helpful tools, and more.

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