The Genealogy Collection is located at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center. The core collection was a 1923 gift of Captain Charles Albertson, an avid genealogist. In 1929, the Library became the official repository of the Florida State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The collection now contains more than 35,000 books and bound periodicals, 10,000 microfiche and over 15,000 reels of microfilm.
Surname / Family Name Vertical Files File folders on family names may contain general information but many contain copies of original documents, property records, vital records and even family photos. Check the list for your surnames.
Subject Vertical Files File folders containing information on a variety of subjects or places. May contain cemetery records, vital records or information on specific locals in that state, county, or city. Check the list for specific states, countries, or topics.
Directories Telephone directories, City directories, and Criss Cross directories available in print at the Orlando Public Library, on microfilm at the West Oaks Genealogy Library or in digital format at www.CFMemory.org
New Titles Genealogy, DAR (Genealogy), Florida Collection. New print titles are maintained by month for a twelve month period. Beginning with the year 2012, you can search library CATALOG using the keyword “Genealogy ” and the current year to locate all materials added to the collection during that year.
Genealogical Gems – FLORIDA DAR GRC COLLECTION
TO SEARCH for DAR GRC series 1 and 2 in the online library CATALOG :
SELECT Search by Title. Search for (in quotes) “Florida DAR GRC Series 1” or “Florida DAR GRC Series 2”.
Titles will be displayed in volume order with that series. Please note that some indicate “Partial.”
This means that this title is one of the titles bound in the volume as indexed by the DAR.
Florida D.A.R. GRC Reports Series 1 Series 2
Search the DAR GRC Index at www.DAR.org
Select FLORIDA to determine if your ancestor is included in any of the Florida GRC Reports.
Genealogical Gems – GENEALOGY PERIODICALS
The Genealogy Periodical collection at the Orlando Public Library includes about 800 titles. The Periodical Source Index (PERSI) available in print at the West Oaks Branch Library, on Heritage Quest and Ancestry Library Edition is the index used for locating articles published in these titles.
List of all items in the Florida DAR GRC reports by volume number.
Information includes: title, call number, barcode number and whether the title is being/has been indexed by the DAR and is searchable on their web site.
Surname vertical files are located at the OCLS Genealogy Library.
How to use DAR GRC Reports.
How to use Genealogy Periodicals and PERSI.
Subject vertical files at the OCLS Genealogy Library.
Index DAR Florida GRC holdings at the OCLS Genealogy Library.
DAR Florida GRC Series 2 Index at the OCLS Genealogy Library.
Index of titles donated to the OCLS Genealogy Library by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando.
How to find family information in family histories at the OCLS Genealogy Library.
Surname Vertical Files at the OCLS Genealogy Library.