West Oaks Branch Library & Genealogy Center

Orange County Library System

Genealogy Periodicals

Genealogy periodicals (magazines) can be a rich and unique source, containing information that might not be found anywhere else.   Remember to include this valuable resource in your research!  Come on in to see the newest issues!  Here is a sample of what you will find:

  • In the AGS Magazine (Alabama Genealogical Society), Volume 50, Spring/Summer 2018, you’ll find delegate biographies (including birth date, death date, and burial location (when known)), for those who attended the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1819; “Biographical, Genealogical, and Personal Information on Some Alabama Confederate Soldiers;” a transcription of burials at the Massey Pioneer Cemetery near Trussville, Alabama; and more!
  • In The Scribe (Georgia Genealogical Society), Volume 25, No. 2, May 2018, you’ll find information on Georgia historical newspapers online; a map of Cherokee Settlements 1825; a detailed schedule for the 2019 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR); and more!
  • In Your Genealogy Today, Volume 4, No. 3, July / August 2018, you’ll find George G. Morgan’s how to article on “Circular Genealogy;” an article on how to work around the loss of the 1890 U.S. Census; an article on how to find your Croatian roots; and more!
  • In Mennonite Family History, Volume 37, No. 3, July 2018, you’ll find an article on the voyage of the Poland in Spring 1839; a review of a book detailing the history of the 300 year old Mellinger Mennonite Church in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; a detailed family cluster DNA study helping to identify ancestral Lutheran roots; and more!

The West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center has over 800 unique periodical titles, with over 60 current subscriptions with new issues added each month.

Spirit of America

The Spirit of America is the latest display in the lobby of the West Oaks Library & Genealogy Center. The display, provided by the Friends of Ocoee History Preservation,  features patriotic and military memorabilia, including World War II ration books, posters, and vintage letters and photographs.  Come in to see these inspirational and patriotic artifacts.

Pictured here is Malba Hudson, a U.S. Navy veteran, citrus grower, and councilman. He was born in Ocoee in 1901 to Washie Minor and Thomas David Hudson and died in 1983.

 

Malba Hudson

 

June Genealogy Events

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June 6th @ 6:30 PM: Do It Yourself DNA Research Open Forum

June 7th @ 11:00 AM: Genetic Genealogy in Practice Weekly Study Group 1

June 9th @ 11:00 AM: Celebrate Your Heritage: African American Family History Festival

June 13th @ 5:00 PM: HeritageQuest Online Level 1

June 13th @ 6:30 PM: NGSQ Study Group: Missouri: Genetic and Documentary Evidence

June 16th @ 1:00 PM: Heritage Scrapbooking

June 20th @ 5:00 PM: Ancestry Library Edition Level 1

June 20th @ 6:30 PM: Finding Your Roots Online: A Genealogy Course Focusing on Online Records

June 21st @ 11:00 AM: Genetic Genealogy in Practice Weekly Study Group 1

June 27th @ 6:30 PM: Finding Your Roots Online: A Genealogy Course Focusing on Online Records

June 28th @ 11:00 AM: Genetic Genealogy in Practice Weekly Study Group 1

June 30th @ 11:00 AM: Genetic Genealogy in Practice Study Group 2