West Oaks Branch Library & Genealogy Center

Orange County Library System

Ocoee: Then and Now

Come see the latest display, called Ocoee: Then and Now, in the lobby of the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center. It features side by side photographs of local landmarks comparing what they looked like 100 years ago with how they appear today. Check out vintage photos of Starke Lake, the Withers-Maguire House, the train depot, The Women’s Club of Ocoee, and many more. The display also includes hardworking antiques like a schoolhouse bell and a strainer from a 1910s fire truck, used when water was being pumped from a lake.

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November Genealogy Events



Tuesday, November 6th: 6:30pm – 8pm: Tracing European Ancestors: A Genealogy Course

Wednesday, November 7th: 6:30pm – 7:30pm: Do It Yourself DNA Research Open Forum

Thursday, November 8th: 11am – 12:30pm: Genetic Genealogy in Practice Study Group #3

Saturday, November 10th: 10:30am – 12:30pm: Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society

Wednesday, November 14th: 5pm – 6pm: HeritageQuest Online Level 1

Wednesday, November 14th: 6:30pm – 7:30pm: Central Florida’s Genome Revealed

Thursday, November 15th: 11am – 12pm: Genealogy 101 Your Family’s History: Where to Begin

Tuesday, November 27th: 12pm – 1:30pm: Tracing European Ancestors: A Genealogy Course

Wednesday, November 28th: 5pm – 6pm: Ancestry Library Edition Level 1

Wednesday, November 28th: 6:30pm – 7:30pm: Hard to Find Ancestors

Thursday, November 29th: 11am – 12pm: I’ve Done My DNA. Now What?

Genealogy Periodicals Received October 2018

Alabama Genealogical Society Newsletter, Volume 31, Winter 2017, No. 4

Alabama Genealogical Society Newsletter, Volume 32, Spring 2018, No. 1

Alabama Genealogical Society Newsletter, Volume 32, Summer 2018, No. 2

Alabama Genealogical Society Newsletter, Volume 32, Fall 2018, No. 3

American History, Volume 53, December 2018, No. 5

American Spirit -(DAR Magazine), Volume 152, September / October 2018, No. 5

British Connections, Volume 19, July-September 2018, No. 3

Chicago Genealogical Society Newsletter, Volume 51, October 2018, No. 3

Family Tree Magazine, Volume 19, October/November 2018, No. 6

Forum:  The Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, Volume XLII, Spring 2018, No. 1

Forum:  The Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, Volume XLII, Fall 2018, No. 2

The  Genealogist, Volume 32, Fall 2018, No. 2

Mennonite Family History, Volume 37, October 2018, No. 4

North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Volume 44, August 2018, No. 3

Palatine Immigrant, Volume XLIII, September 2018, No. 4

Pennsylvania Heritage, Volume XLIV, Fall 2018, No. 4

Reflections (Quarterly Magazine of the Historical Society of Central Florida), Volume 16, Fall 2018, No. 2

Society Report (Florida Historical Society), Summer 2018