West Oaks Branch Library & Genealogy Center

Orange County Library System

Genealogy Research Question Workshop – Sunday April 19th at 2:00 PM


  • Are you interested in learning your family’s history and are puzzled about where to begin?
  • Is your research stuck in a rut?
  • Puzzled about how to write up your family history?
  • In a pickle over how you can locate your immigrant ancestor and their immigration records?
  • Baffled over the meaning and handwriting of an old document?
  • Perplexed on where to go next with your lineage society application?

Then join us this coming Sunday, April 19th at 2:00 PM for our Genealogy Research Question Workshop. You will be able to sharpen your genealogy skills and learn about resources by sharing your research questions.

Genealogy researchers, whether beginning or advanced, are invited to submit one specific research question in advance.  Genealogy Center staff will lead the discussion, and can help direct you to possible answers, resources, types of records, databases and websites, etc.

Just think: a safe haven for all those family history queries!

Registration is required and a completed genealogy questionnaire is recommended.  Please contact us by e-mailing genealogy@ocls.info or calling 407-835-7651 for more information about the genealogy questionnaire and attending.

Cody Cleek

Untitled-1Cody was born in Florida and is a native through and through. He grew up around the water and loves surfing, kayaking, the beach, hiking, and Florida state parks. Cody started working for the Orange County Library System at the Orlando Public library as a circulation clerk but now works as the Customer Service Lead at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center. He is dedicated to helping patrons with all their library resources and questions. He is tech savvy and enjoys making others laugh. Cody teaches Ancestry Library Edition as well as the Heritage Quest Online computer classes. While shifting the collection from the Main library to West Oaks he found a family book in the collection that catalogued most of his extended family and their progenitors. Cody also obtained a family book on his direct progenitor.


Genealogy Center Displays March 2015

We always have New Books on display.  Come in and see what’s new.  March Displays1

In Honor of Women’s History Month and Irish American Heritage Month, we have displays of select materials to help you find your Irish roots and your female ancestors.


March Displays2March Displays3