Saturday, September 21, 2013

Family History Research


and thereabouts...

Part 1
Valparaiso Community Library

459 Valparaiso Pkwy Valparaiso, FL 32580
(850) 729-5406

In the late 1970s the library expanded its modest collection to include genealogy research. Since that time the genealogy collection has grown to over 7,000 documents with hundreds of researches completing their family histories. 
Bay County Library
Bay County Public Library 898 W. 11th St. Panama City, FL 32401

The Genealogy Collection of the Bay County Public Library contains over 3900 books and over 2000 rolls of microfilm. None of these materials circulate. The largest percentage of our collection deals with the Southeastern United States and also we have a good collection of materials on other states. We have family histories, research guides, and general genealogical references. We also have a nice collection of Genealogy periodicals.
Libraries are not out of style!  They do have digital resources, and many groups are involved in digitizing projects, but we owe it to ourselves to see what has been collected and preserved in these repositories.  Besides, "Ask a Librarian", isn't just a logo; there truly are dedicated individuals who know their way around information.  They know not only what's in the library but just as importantly, what's out there in the community.

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