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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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PREMIUM DATABASES
Ancestry Library Edition
- Over 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases for conducting genealogical and history research. Available to users in the library only.
HeritageQuest Online (Access from inside the Library)
HeritageQuest Online (Library Card Number Required for access from outside of the Library) - U.S. federal census records from 1790-1930 and over 25,000 family and local histories.

ETHNIC SOURCES
Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute - Contains holdings of approximately 100 million archival documents, a half million books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, paintings, and textiles. 
Ireland Census - The censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage. You can perform a free search on The National Archives of Ireland website. Site also contains some very informative History of Ireland in the early 20th century. Note: not available on ALE.
Yad Vashem
- Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority. A free, easily searchable database containing the names of over three million holocaust victims.

FLORIDA RESOURCES
Citrus County Genealogy Society

Citrus Springs Genealogy Society
Florida State Genealogical Society  

GENERAL RESOURCES
Access Genealogy - Premier online resource for Native American records, surnames, United States genealogy, cemetery records, military records, biographies, census records, and vital records.
Cyndi's List
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Genealogy sites on the Internet.
FamilySearch - Site produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Genealogy and the Internet - Metasite from Callaway County, MO.
Genealogy Articles, Tips & Research Guides - Metasite compiled by Joe Beine.
Genealogy Relationship Chart - Ten generation chart from About.com.
Genealogy Search Help for Google - Free site to help you use Google to research your genealogy.
Genealogy Today
Genealogy Trails - Finding Ancestors... wherever their trails led.
Guide for Interviewing Family Members - From the Okeechobee Genealogical Society.
Heraldica - Information on heraldry in the form of texts, images, and links.
Italian Genealogy - Italian genealogy, New York death records and more.
National Archives
- Information useful in tracing Native American descent, passport applications from October 1795 - March 1925, and records of discharged military personnel.
National Genealogy Society
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
The New England Historic Genealogical Society, founded in 1845, is the country's oldest genealogical organization, devoted to collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and historical matter relating to New England families. Available to users in the library only.

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records - Online death indexes by state and county
RootsWeb.com - Oldest and largest free genealogy site includes Social Security Death Index, immigrant ships transcribers guild.
Stephen P. Morse - A One-Step Portal for On-Line Genealogy.
Vital Records - Links to information on how to obtain vital records for all 50 states.

IMMIGRATION
CastleGarden.org - Free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 - 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
Ellis Island
- American Family Immigration History Center.
Immigrant Ships - Ship descriptions from various internet mailing lists and from direct submissions e-mailed to the owner of the web site.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Transcriptions of passenger lists from more than 4,000 ships not limited to those that came through Ellis Island.
Information Wanted - A database of advertisement for Irish immigrants published in the Boston Pilot.
Microfilm Roll Numbers for USA Passenger Arrival Records - NARA & LDS Family History Library catalog numbers.
Norway-Heritage Project - Covers pre-1875 Norwegian emigrants including passengers from 400+ journeys and images of many early ships.

Government & Law

LOCAL
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners

          - Board Meeting & Agenda Deadline Dates
          - Board Agenda and Minutes

Citrus County Clerk of Courts
Citrus County Property Appraiser

Citrus County Sheriff's Office
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections
Citrus County Tax Collector
City of Crystal River
City of Inverness

STATE
MyFlorida.com - The official portal of the State of Florida.
Florida Building Codes Online - From the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Incorporates building, electric, plumbing, mechanical, and administrative codes—accessibility, energy, coastal, manufactured, and state agency codes.
Florida Department of Corrections
Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles - Information on driver licenses, handbooks, motor vehicles, mobile homes, vessels, and the Highway Patrol.
Florida Government Information Locator
Florida Representative Jimmie T. Smith - District 43
Florida House of Representatives
Florida Senate - Search bills and statutes and find your legislators.
Florida State Senator, Mike Fasano - District 11
Florida State Senator, Charles S. "Charlie" Dean Sr. - District 3
Florida Statutes- 1997-2010

Southwest Florida Water Management District
State Archives of Florida - The central repository for the archives of Florida's state government.

FEDERAL
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States - From the Constitution Society website.
Charters of Freedom - From the National Archives, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the United States’ Constitution.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Congressman Richard Nugent
- Florida's 5th Congressional District

USA.gov - The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal.
GPO Access - A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2010 - From the U.S. Census Bureau.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

United States Senator Bill Nelson
United States Senator Marco Rubio
Thomas
- In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress.
White House

LAW
American Bar Association - Provides lawyer resources, legal education, public resources, "Find Legal Help", lawyer locator, ABA Journal, and more.
FindLaw.com - Provides legal resources for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers.
Florida Family Law Forms - Download forms that the Florida Supreme Court has approved for public consumption, based upon opinions the Court has issued. Forms are listed chronologically according to the section of Florida Rules of Court that pertains to family law, which is section 12.
Free Advice.com
HG.org Worldwide Legal Directories
- Find law firms, expert witnesses, court reporters, process servers, investigators, legal jobs, and more.
Lawyers.com - From LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Find a lawyer, ask a lawyer, contact a lawyer, research legal information, free message boards, and join a scheduled chat.
Legal Information Institute - A research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School. Popular collections include: the U.S. Code, Supreme Court opinions, and Wex, formerly called Law about... Wex is  a collaboratively built, freely available legal dictionary and encyclopedia.
The Florida Bar Online - Florida Bar's online services and information
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VOTING AND ELECTIONS
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections - Provides information on voter registration, polling precincts, candidates and officials, absentee voting, early voting, and more.
Federal Elections Commission (FEC) - Administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections.
Florida Department of State - Division of Elections - Comprised of the Director’s Office and three bureaus: Voting Systems Certification, Election Records and Voter Registration Services.
Florida Elections Commission - Enforces the campaign finance laws for Florida.
League of Women Voters - A nonpartisan political organization that since 1920 works to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.
Project Vote Smart - Thousands of citizens working together, spending endless hours researching the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials.

Health Resources

PREMIUM DATABASES
Health and Wellness Resource Center - Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, subject directories, and health assessment sites as well as government databases.

HEALTH RESOURCES
Center for Disease Control
Florida Health Stat
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Healthcare information from Florida Government agencies
Food and Nutrition Information Center - Information about food and human nutrition from the USDA
Health Care

Healthfinder -
Government site for consumers from U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
LD Online - Help in dealing with Learning Disabilities
MayoClinic.com
Medicare
Medline Plus - National Library of Medicine consumer health web resource
National Institute of Health - NIH health resources, clinical trials, health hotlines and more
NOAH - N.Y. Online Access to Health, includes information en Español
Oncolink -
Information from the Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
1UpHealth - Health articles and reference materials
RxList - Drug index
Yoursurgery.com - Surgical procedures explained

PHYSICIANS
American Medical Association
Florida Medical Malpractice
Florida Physician Profiling

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