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GOOGLE: Search, Advanced Search, and Google Books
Saturday, January 25
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."


Family Tree Maker Interest Group
Wednesday, January 29
Family Tree Maker Interest Group  (Meetings)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504-8039
With the distribution of Family Tree Maker 2019, there are a lot of tools, tips, and techniques to explore. Please join us at the West Florida Library, Tryon Branch, as we dive in to make the best use of this powerful software.
 
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When the Courthouse Burns
Saturday, February 1
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
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
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
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
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
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.