Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest Online is available through the Texshare Databases to search American genealogical records.

How to access Heritage Quest Online through your Lago Vista Public Library (LVPL) account:

  • Log in to your library account using your library card number and phone number.
  • Once you are logged in, select the Texshare Databases icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • You will be taken to the Texshare Databases Exclusive e-References Available screen.
  • Scroll down the Exclusive e-References Available screen to the History and Genealogy section.
  • Select the Heritage Quest Online link.
  • On the Heritage Quest Online main page, you will be able to access links to:
    • Search Federal Census records from 1790 to 1940.
    • Search 28,000 books for local and family histories.
    • Search PERSI Archive with an index of 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles from 1800 to 2009.
    • Search Revolutionary War records from pensions and bounty-land warrant applications.
    • Search Freedman's Bank records from 1865 to 1874. Freedman's Bank was founded to assist African-Americans.
    • Search U.S. Serial Set by accessing memorials, petitions and private relief actions of the U.S. Congress.