Billions of records at your fingertips!

Plant and grow your family tree by using your library card, anywhere you have Internet access, to search records through HeritageQuest and to browse over 60,000 editions of the TH. While researching inside the Library you can also access Ancestry Library Edition.


HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

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Telegraph Herald Digital Archive consist of over 60,000 individual editions of the Telegraph Herald spanning almost 200 years. You can search by keywords, date ranges or both. All editions are indexed for easy searching.

The archives of Dubuque’s local newspaper have been made possible by a gift from The Clive W. and Mona M. Lacy Trusts and partnership with the Telegraph Herald.

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Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

You must be inside the Library to use this resource.

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