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Friday, May 06, 2016

Upcoming Events

Summer Readers Training Camp

“On your mark, get set, READ.”  “Exercise your mind” and body at our Summer Readers training camp as we prepare you to “Get into the Game.”  Explore all of the exciting sport and game fun being offered to readers of all ages this summer at the Floral City library.
Floral City
Thursday, May 19, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

 

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Friends of the Homosassa Public Library Monthly Board Meetin…

homosassaThe Friends of the Library are non-profit organizations dedicated to enhancing public library service for the citizens of Citrus County.

Friends are people who love books, love to read, and want to help others enjoy the pleasure of reading. Friends donate time and resources to the libraries and Friends’ organizations. Friends believe that they can make the difference between a good Library System and a great Library System. Friends of the Library work to make libraries and their community better.

Become part of a fun group that makes a real difference. You can download an application form, fill it out, and bring it into your local library today.

Homosassa
Wednesday, May 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Creative Coloring for Adults

celtic-mandalaAdult coloring is here! Coloring generates wellness and stimulates the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. We’ll provide multiple coloring pages to choose from as well as a nice selection of colored pencils, markers, and crayons. We’ll also provide a welcoming environment with soothing music to help you relax and enjoy some YOU time. No registration necessary. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Homosassa Public Library.

Homosassa
Tuesday, May 17, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Get to Know Your "Citrus YMCA

ymca-header1The Executive Director, Joanna Castle will present general information and membership packages regarding the long anticipated opening of the Citrus YMCA.  A "Q & A" will be held and handouts will be available.  The facility will open May 1, 2016. : YMCA Executive Director/Joanna Castle.

Central Ridge
Tuesday, May 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Monday Movie Matinee: The Walk

the-walkTwelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Centers. The film is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970's, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.

Lakes Region
Monday, May 16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


 

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Free Movie: Miss You Already

miss-you-alreadyA woman (Toni Collette) undergoes treatment to battle breast cancer while her best friend (Drew Barrymore) tries to get pregnant.

Central Ridge
Thursday, May 12, 10:30 AM - 12:30 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 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.

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