West Oaks Branch Library & Genealogy Center

Orange County Library System

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


March Genealogy Events

March 2017


West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center: Genealogy Events

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March 31st, 2017

Valentines of Yesteryear

rsz_img_2970Known as The Mother of American Valentines, Esther Howland was just 19 years old when she started the New England Valentine Company in 1847.



Her valentines became famous all over the U.S., and ranged in price from $.05 to $50. These are among the many antique valentines currently on display at the West Oaks Library and Genealogy Center.

All items in the display are on loan from the private collections of members of Friends of Ocoee History Preservation.rsz_img_3076