West Oaks Branch Library & Genealogy Center

Orange County Library System

June Genealogy Events

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Join us at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center for our June Genealogy events!

June 2017, West Oaks Genealogy Events:

Wednesday, June 7th @ 5:00PM: Genealogy: Using Online Library Resources

Wednesday, June 7th @ 6:30PM: Understanding More About Your DNA Research

Thursday, June 8th @ 12:30PM: The Paperless Genealogist: How To Go Paperless with Your Family History Research

Saturday, June 10th @ 11:00AM: Celebrate Your Heritage: African American Family History Festival

Saturday, June 10th @ 11:30AM: Genealogy: Using Online Library Resources

Wednesday, June 14th @ 5:00PM: HeritageQuest Online Level 1

Wednesday, June 14th @ 6:30PM: NGSQ Study Group

Wednesday, June 21st @ 5:00PM: Ancestry Library Edition Level 1

Wednesday, June 21st @ 6:30PM: Make Your Ancestors Come Alive with Newspaper Research

Thursday, June 22nd @ 12:30PM: 20 Unique Websites for your Genealogy Research

Saturday, June 24th @ 10:30AM: Diggin’ It!: A Genealogy Research Open Forum & Book Club

 

 

May Genealogy Events

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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.