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Monday, February 08, 2016

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Scent Trailing Bloodhound Presentation

sheriff-logoThe Citrus County Library System is proud to welcome Citrus County Sheriff’s Officer, Nancy Suto, and Linda Boles, bloodhound trainer and owner. Also, meet the beloved bloodhound. Learn the secrets of scent dog training and the unique system of the Sheriff’s department that allows these special dogs to get on the trail of a missing person as soon as the disappearance is reported.  Residents of Citrus County are eligible to receive scent preservation kits that can be used to preserve a person’s individual scent for up to seven years.  The scent from these kits can be used by the tracking dogs to find missing persons more quickly than relying on old clothes or hairbrushes.

Homosassa
Saturday, February 06, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Floral City
Saturday, February 27, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Coastal Region
Saturday, March 19, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Wii Wednesdays!

tnt-wiiCoastal Region Branch
Wednesdays, 3:00 - 5 pm

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Youth and teens are invited to come out and play Wii games at the Coastal Region Branch, on the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of the month. Games may include Mario Cart, Wii Sports, Rock Band, and Dance, Dance Revolution. Sponsered by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library. 

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FCMA presents Getting to Know Floral City

fcmaThe Floral City Merchants Association (FCMA) will be hosting a viewing of their cable show "Floral City the Real Old Florida" highlighting the history of Floral City.  After the show there will be social time with local merchants and organizations.   Get to know Floral City's history and merchants all while making new friends!

Floral City
Saturday, February 20, 1:30 PM 2:45 PM

Wednesday, March 16, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

 

 

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Family Flick: Minions

minionsFrom Universal Pictures, Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlett Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatch a plot to take over the world. After the movie enjoy Minion crafts & activities! Rated PG.

Floral City
Friday, February 19, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Book Share

8069702-books-with-golden-autumn-leaves-isolated-on-whiteDo you love books and talking about them? Come to Book Share and join the lively conversation! Meet others with the same passion for reading and swap book suggestions and reviews.

Floral City
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Paranormal Investigation Talk

Spend the afternoon with Pasco Paranormal Research Society and delve into the world of spirit investigation.paranormal

Coastal Region
Friday, February 19, 1:00 PM - 3:00 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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