ProQuest CSA Partners with LexisNexis to Add Content to HeritageQuest Online

May 18, 2007

ProQuest CSA and LexisNexis, a provider of information and services solutions, are working together to add genealogical data from the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection to HeritageQuest Online. The addition of the Private Relief Actions and Memorials and Petitions from the LexisNexis Serial Set collection serves the genealogy and local history segment of the public library market. Through a keyword search, researchers can access 480,000 pages of images contained within 150,000 U.S. Government documents dating back to 1789. Private Relief Actions and Memorials and Petitions have been drawn from the LexisNexis Serial Set, a collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under the directive of Congress, which captures American life from the early 19th century onward, from farming, to westward expansion, scientific exploration, politics, international relations, business, and manufacturing. It includes Congressional reports and documents as well as executive agency and departmental reports ordered to be printed by Congress.

HeritageQuest Online is a collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. The U.S. Federal Census 1790-1930, and 20,000 Genealogy and Local History books are at the cornerstone of HeritageQuest Online. The resource also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a resource guide, updated annually, that covers more than 6,300 genealogy and history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800. It also includes Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, which identify more than 80,000 American military, naval, and marine officers and enlisted men, and Freedman’s Bank Records, which documents more than 70,000 bank depositors and their dependants and heirs. All of these resources are fully searchable through HeritageQuest Online.