West Oaks Branch Library & Genealogy Center

Orange County Library System

May Genealogy Events

May-Flowers

 MAY we introduce you to Genealogy?

Monday, May 8th @ 12:00 PM: Genealogy: Using Online Library Resources

Wednesday, May 10th @ 6:30 PM: NGSQ Study Group

Thursday, May 11th @ 11:30 AM: Maximizing Your Ancestry Search Results

Saturday, May 13th @ 10:00 AM: Central Florida Chapter Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

Monday, May 15th @ 12:00 PM: HeritageQuest Online Level 1

Wednesday, May 17th @ 6:30 PM: The Paperless Genealogist: How To Go Paperless with Your Family History Research

Saturday, May 20th @ 10:30 AM: Diggin’ It!: A Genealogy Research Open Forum & Book Club

Saturday, May 20th @ 3:00 PM: Genealogy for Beginners

Monday, May 22nd @ 12:00 PM: Ancestry Library Edition Level 1 

Wednesday, May 24th @ 1:00 PM: Be a Star at the Genealogy Center Roadshow

Thursday, May 25th @ 11:00 AM: Discovering U.S. Census Records

 

 

What Is It?

Can you identify the purpose of this antique object?

a) A bone dish, for discarded bones from a meal

b) A tea infuser, for loose tea leaves and hot water

c) A hair receiver, to store human hair

d) An ink master, which teachers used to fill desk ink wells

 

 

 

This and many other items are currently on display at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center. Come see if you can correctly identify 38 obsolete objects of the past. All items are on loan from the historic Withers-Maguire House and Museum, as well as from the personal collections of Friends of Ocoee History Preservation.

 

The correct answer is C, hair receiver.  During the Victorian era, women saved the hair that came out in their brushes to use as stuffing for pincushions, or to add bulk to their hairstyles.

Don’t let your Ancestry fool you! Check out our April Genealogy events!

April_1Don’t let your Ancestry fool you! Check out our April Genealogy events!

April 5th @ 6:30 PM Using Gedmatch.com to Further Explore Your DNA Test Results

April 8th @ 10:00 AMCentral Florida Chapter Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

April 12th @ 11:00 AMGenealogy: Using Online Library Resources

April 12th @ 6:30 PM-NGSQ Study Group

April 19th @ 11:00 AM – HeritageQuest Online Level 1 

April 19th @ 2:00 PM – Genealogy for Beginners 

April 20th @ 11:00 AM – Connecting with Cousins: Exploring Your atDNA Test Results

April 22nd @ 10:30 AM – Diggin’ It!: A Genealogy Research Open Forum & Book Club

April 26th @ 11:00 AM – Ancestry Library Edition Level 1

April 26th @ 6:30 PM – Maximizing Your Ancestry Search Results

April 29th @ 10:30 AM – Researching Your Revolutionary War Patriot