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Open Session - Q & A
Saturday, December 28
Open Session - Q & A  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Come with your questions and online research problems - we'll try to work through them together.



Genealogy 102: Diving Into the Records
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Genealogy 102: Diving Into the Records  (Meetings)
10:00 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Presentations from professional genealogists Jan Isosaari and Kristina Clever will focus on analyzing vital records and census reports to uncover details about your ancestors.


GOOGLE: Search, Advanced Search, and Google Books
Saturday, January 25, 2020
GOOGLE: Search, Advanced Search, and Google Books  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
A basic Google search can be a great starting point for online research. Use advanced search to find high quality genealogy sites, including government and university websites on genealogy. To find online texts, learn to serach Google Books, "the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books."



When the Courthouse Burns
Saturday, February 1, 2020
When the Courthouse Burns  (Meetings)
10:00 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
It's a challenge many genealogists face. You look for the courthouse that should have recorded your ancestor's marriage, land purchases, or last will and testament, only to learn the building burned just a few years later. West Florida Genealogical Society board member Bert Outlaw shows us how we may be able to get around the loss of those records.


Internet Archive (aka
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Internet Archive (aka "Archive.org" from the Wayback Machine)  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Use keyword searching to find names or places in millions of texts. Many useful historical and biographical resources may be downloaded for free.



Hathi Trust Digital Library
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Hathi Trust Digital Library  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Items in the public domain are searchable and viewable online; even materials under copyright may be searched, making it possible to identify specific items or pages within books or other texts to be requested for ILL.



FirstSearch Digital Library
Saturday, April 25, 2020
FirstSearch Digital Library  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Sponsored by FamilySearch, this is the largest genealogical library in the world.



Finding Digitized Newspapers
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Finding Digitized Newspapers  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Search digitized historical newspapers using Google News, Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers, Fulton HIstory.com, and more.



PERSI Periodical Source Index
Saturday, June 27, 2020
PERSI Periodical Source Index  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Library
Learn to find articles from periodicals, both newspapers and journals, to help you in your advanced research.