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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Sunshine State Romance Authors

ssraDylan Newton, multi-published author, will present a workshop on “Guidelines for Writing a Novella.”

Homosassa
Saturday, August 13, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Movie Matinee: The Intern

internA retired successful business owner and widower (Robert De Niro) lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman (Anne Hathaway). Warner Bros. ®

Homosassa
Wednesday, August 10, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Appy Hour: Taking Photos and Photo Storage Android

android-photoBring your Android device and learn how to use the camera and photo storage capabilities of your device. (NOTE: Classes for iPad and Kindle are taught separately). Registration is required.

Lakes Region
Monday, August 08, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Many Hats of Vulture

Vultures are amazing birds, but they are often misunderstood.  Learning just how unique these birds are can hlep you better appreciate their place in the world's avifauna and how important this conversation is today.  Andrea and Michelle from the Wildlife Park will be talking about everything you ever wanted to know about vultures.

Central Ridge
Monday, August 08, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Apple iPhone- Getting Started

apple-iphoneIn this class we will learn the basics of Apple’s iPhone. We’ll cover some of the most commonly used features of Smartphones including, apps, settings, using the camera, connecting to the Internet, and sending text messages. A question and answer session will follow. Prerequisite: An e-mail address is required.

Coastal Region
Monday, August 08, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Altered Book Art: Foil Embossing

Using the hard cover from a recycled book create a stunning one-of-a-kind piece of art in this adult class . We will be using  aluminum foil, paint, magic markers, shoe polish, and your own creativity to make an abstract 3-D composition. Registration is required.  Please register with the online calendar, in person, or by calling us at 352-726-3671.

Floral City
Friday, August 05, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

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Genealogy

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 - 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.
Italian Genealogy - Italian genealogy, New York death records and more.
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 Genealogical 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
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
FamilySearch - Site produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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.
National Archives - Information useful in tracing Native American descent, passport applications from October 1795 - March 1925, and records of discharged military personnel.
National Genealogical 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 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.

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