Monday, May 9, 2022

Ellis Island Research

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

The link is here .

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Fold3 Now has Morning Reports has added U.S. morning reports from 1912-1946 to its collection.  "Morning reports are company-level reports that were filled out each day to reflect status changes for personnel assigned to that unit. These changes may include transfers, disciplinary actions, battle wounds, leaves, and those who were sick in quarters". is available 24/7 to Hernando County library card holders. You can find it under "Research Tools" on the library's home page.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

History Hub

 Another tool for the genealogists toolbox:   

 From the website: "Free and open to anyone, you can ask questions and get answers from multiple sources including National Archives staff, other archives, libraries, museums, and a community of genealogists, history enthusiasts, and citizen experts like you".

You also have an opportunity to be a Citizen Archivist.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

DNA Testing options

Here is a list of some companies that offer DNA tests for genealogy, from

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

1950 Census

 The release date for the 1950 Census is approaching. The Census Bureau presented a webinar on March 14th; the link to the Powerpoint is here.  Of special interest is the  1950 Census blog:

To be notified via email when the Census goes live on Ancestry: Come into any branch of the library, then go to in our databases and enter your email address.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

New Irish Records

 The Irish government has extended by 12 months its collection  of   births, deaths, and marriages at  

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Great Courses: Genealogy

If you are new to genealogy, you should consider viewing Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy,  a series of 15 half-hour lectures now available in the library's Great Courses Collection.

Just look for "digital content" on our homepage and point to it with your cursor. Select Hoopla from the dropdown menu. At some point you will be asked to enter your library card # and PIN.

Log in or create an account (just requires an email address and password).

Look for the search box that says Everything, click on the small arrow, and select BingePasses from the
menu. Enter Great Courses in the search box.

When you see the Great Courses logo, click on it.

Click on play.

Search for genealogy in the search box provided.

Monday, February 28, 2022

1950 census and WW II veterans

 With the 1950 census being made public April 1st. Fold3 offers this information about  the enumeration of WWII veterans. Fold3 is available via the library's website to HCPL cardholders.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Lost black cemeteries; Tucker Hill Cemetery

Forgotten cemeteries and lost black graves in Hillsborough County and nationwide; a short video tour of the Tucker Hill Cemetery in the Withlacoocee State Forest off Croom Road: 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Family History Blogs

From 7 Important Reasons Why (and How) to Start a Family History Blog 

Another way to potentially fill in gaps and break through walls while sharing your family heritage with family members.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022

Ellis Island Research

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