Genealogy Resources

Free Genealogy Help @ The Library:


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Upcoming Genealogy Programs

Registration is not required to attend these free programs. For more information, call (727) 943-4922 ext 6021.

Cluster Genealogy
Monday, April 15 @ 6:30 PM
Poet John Donne said, “No man is an island.” Learn to research your ancestors in the context of their closest people – extended family, friends, neighbors, and others. This idea of “Cluster Genealogy” will help you find more ancestors, tell family stories more completely, and maybe break through a brick wall or two.

DNA Double-Header
Thursday, April 25 @ 1:00 to 3:30 PM
Join us for two Genetic Genealogy programs to celebrate DNA Day.
•  1:00 – Autosomal DNA: Explore two powerful tools for genetic genealogy research: centimorgans and shared matches.
•  2:30 – X DNA, Y DNA, and Mitochondrial DNA: Learn where to test, what to expect with your results, and how to put these tools to work to grow your family tree.


Introduction to Genealogy Video

Program Handout | Family Group Sheet | Pedigree Chart


Ancestry Library EditionAncestry Library Edition via ProQuest - The library version of Ancestry.com allows you to search census, immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records as well as the Social Security Death Index and much more. Subscription site for use in library only.
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American AncestorsAmerican Ancestors - Access to nearly 3,000 genealogical and historical collections, focusing on (but not limited to) the New England area. Compiled by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Subscription site for use in library only.
Family SearchFamily Search - The Family History Dept of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has amassed the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. These are generously shared with everyone. Freely accessible website; register for a free account.
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Fold3Fold3 - Provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. A specialized database from Ancestry.com For home access: enter your library card number.
Fold3 Training Center
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St. Petersburg Times 1901-2009 via ProQuest - Provides researchers, genealogists, and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. For home access: enter your Tarpon Springs Library card number.

Archival Databases (All Freely Accessible)

Florida MemoryFlorida Memory - Provides access to archival resources housed in the State Library and Archives that illustrate significant moments in the state's history, offers educational resources for students of all ages, and makes available collections for historical research. No library card necessary for access. Also: check out their YouTube channel!
PALMM Digital CollectionsPALMM Digital Collections - Publication of Archival, Library, & Museum Materials (PALMM) is a collection of digital materials related to Florida including photographs, maps, documents, and other important source materials held by public universities, colleges, and other archives in Florida.
Pinellas MemoryPinellas Memory - A work-in-progress by several Pinellas County public libraries that features historic articles and photos from local newspapers, postcards, scrapbooks, maps, letters, pamphlets, and manuscripts dealing with the history of Pinellas County.
LOC Digital CollectionsLibrary of Congress Digital Collections

Websites

Portals (sites containing links to many other sites):

  • U.S. GenWeb Project – A volunteer initiative supplying databases and links to U.S. and regional historical and genealogical records.
  • WorldGenWeb Project – A volunteer initiative supplying databases and links to international historical and genealogical records.
  • RootsWeb – Sponsored by Ancestry.com, this free site allows access to message boards not available on Ancestry’s Library Edition, plus much more.
  • Cyndi’s List – Links to thousands of genealogical and historical websites.
  • National Archives Genealogy Resources Page – Tips and links for conducting research using the National Archives and Records Administration.

Specific Topics:

Greek Genealogy Sites:

  • Greece GenWeb – A part of the WorldGenWeb Project, maintained by volunteers, that focuses on Greek genealogical research.
  • Hellenic Genealogy Geek – Blog of family history research tools for Greek genealogy.
  • Greek State Archives – Searchable digitized archival collections kept in Greece’s General State Archives.
  • GreekAncestry.net – Searchable databases developed from digitizing, translating, and indexing by researchers in Greece and abroad.
  • Greece Genealogy Section in FamilySearch.org

Local Historical Societies: