Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

City Directories

This article   from the Florida Memory Blog discusses what information can be found in city directories. Polk city directories for Brooksville covering 1959 to the early 1990's are located at the Train Depot Museum  in Brooksville. The 1926 Brooksville directory can be found on Ancestry.com in the library's e-resources.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas shopping

What can you find for the genealogist on your list? Family History Magazine has some suggestions. We like this one for nostalgia buffs.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

ebay

If you're looking for a place to purchase hard-to-find genealogy books, such as family or place histories, give ebay a look. You might find a great deal on something really useful. Some items you can purchase outright; others require a bidding process. If you are not familiar with ebay, click on the "Help and Contact" link on the top of the home page i Use the search box at the top to find what you are looking for- for example, a search for "genealogy florida".  Some of the items are collections of many books placed on searchable DVDs.

Ellis Island Research

The Statue of Library- Ellis Island Foundation is a good place to start your immigration research. The link is  here  .