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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Upcoming Events

STEM @ Your Library: Engineering the Holidays

stem-libraryJoin us at the library for some educational fun. Learn about the STEM concepts. Every month we will cover a different topic. All materials will be provided. This month's topic will be Holiday Engineering projects. Get in the spirit of the holidays by working together to create fun festive activities. See how many "holiday projects" you can accomplish.

Lakes Region
Wednesday, December 21, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

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Tween and Teen Card Making Class: Winter

card-making-suppliesTweens and Teens can join miss Debbie for a fun-filled class creating handmade Winter cards.  Learn special card making techniques, such as: rubber stamping, die cutting, punching, and embellishing.  Attendees will create two separate greeting cards to take home.

Coastal Region
Wednesday, December 21, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

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Holiday Cheer @ the Library

holiday-cheerTime to spread some holiday cheer.  Take a moment to stop by the library to share holiday wishes, listen to music, make a special holiday decoration and enjoy refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Floral City Library!

Floral City
Tuesday, December 20, 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Make Your Own Gingerbread House

gingerbread-houseGet in the holiday spirit and create your very own Gingerbread house! Be creative as you design a special treat to share with your family for the holidays. Supplies will be provided and registration is required for this event.

Central Ridge
Tuesday, December 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Appy Hour Getting Started with iPad

ipad-photoBring your iPad and questions. Learn about initial setup steps and basic functions of the device. (NOTE: Classes for Kindle and Android are taught separately). Registration is required.

Lakes Region
Monday, December 19, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

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Coastal Cinema: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

national-lampoons-christmas-vacation

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. A Warner Brothers movie.

Coastal Region
Saturday, December 17, 1:00 PM - 3:30 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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