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GSS has purchased library access to the online New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS, databases.

You can access these records now at Selby Library!        January 2014

New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS, description of their American Ancestors databases.

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The Listing of the Books in the Genealogy Section of Selby Library has been updated as of February 13, 2014.

Thank you to GSS Member, John Noyes, for compiling this information and keeping it updated for us!

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Listing of Genealogy Books and other Resources at Selby Library

Genealogical Society of Sarasota members led by John Noyes, in conjunction with the Selby Public Library Staff, have produced a shelf listing of the “Non-Circulating” and “Circulating” resources in the Genealogy Area of Selby Public Library.                     Map for Selby Library,   Selby Library Parking Information

Two books with this information and the following internet listing have been updated & republished in February 2014. The books are located at the Genealogy Help Desk. Also, the listings on this page can be accessed online from home or with computers at the library.

The “Non-Circulating” titles are listed by shelf location, which is helpful to the library researcher. For example, the titles of the resources for New York State are listed by their call number, which is how they are positioned on the shelves in the New York Section. There are a total of 6,474 titles in “Non-Circulating.” This listing is useful to check what is available at Selby Public Library to plan your visit to the library to do your research.

The “Circulating” titles are listed in the same groupings, with one additional group, “How-To” research various genealogy locations, has been added. All of these books are shelved in one area and are arranged by ascending “Call Numbers.” There are 1,182 titles in “Circulating.” About two thirds of them are duplicates of items in “Non-Circulating”, but the other one third are items only available in “Circulating.” These “Circulating” items can be checked out and taken home to be studied.

Notice that in this listing, information on items with identical titles has been added in “bold print.” Also, duplicate titles have been deleted from the list.

Additional bibliographical information about the genealogy books in this collection is available online in the card catalog for the Sarasota County Library System. When searching with the card catalog, there is a way to limit results to genealogy resources. Near the top of the card catalog webpage, there are three search boxes. In the third box, change "View Entire Collection" to "Genealogy" before searching.

The Genealogical Society of Sarasota would like to express our sincere gratitude to John Noyes, a long time member, for the multitude of hours he spent compiling this list for our use.

Copyright © 2012, 2013, 2014. The files and contents are the sole property of The Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc.



Internet Listing of the Genealogy Books at Selby Library

Click on the section title to view a list of books for that section. More section listings will be added as they are prepared.
This listing was updated April 2013. See below for additional acqusitions.

Non-Circulating Books - Updated February 2014

 African-American  Georgia  Military  Russia
 Alabama  Germany  Minnesota  SAR
 American Revolution  Heraldry  Mississippi  Scotland
 Arizona  Heredity  Missouri  South Carolina
 Arkansas  Hispanic  Montana  South Dakota
 Armenia  Huguenots  Native American  Southern States
 Australia  Hungary  Nebraska  Spain
 Barbados  Iceland  Netherlands  Sweden
 Bermuda  Idaho  Nevada  Switzerland
 California  Illinois  New England  Tennessee
 Canada  Indiana  New Hampshire  Texas
 China  Iowa  New Jersey  Utah
 Civil War  Ireland  New Mexico  Vermont
 Colorado  Italy  New York  Vietnam
 Connecticut  Japan  North Carolina  Virginia
 Czech Republic  Jewish  North Dakota  Wales
 DAR  Journals/Magazines  Norway  Washington
 Delaware  Kansas  Ohio  Washinton D.C.
 Denmark  Kentucky  Oklahoma  West Virginia
 Dominican Republic  Louisiana  Oregon  Wisconsin
 England  Maine  Passengers  Wyoming
 Families  Maryland  Pennsylvania  
 Finland  Massachusetts  Poland  
 Florida  Mayflower  Quakers  
 Florida City Directories  Mennonite  Reference  
 France  Michigan  Rhode Island  



Circulating Books - Updated February 2014

 Countries  How-To  Other Groups  Religious Groups
 Families  Military  Reference  States
       


Other Items in the Selby Library Genealogical Collection

  *  Journals, Magazines, & Newsletters - Various issues are located on the shelves.
  *   Current Journals & Magazines are available for reading in the Genealogy Department.
      The current year of issues is kept in this area. Older issues are filed in the appropriate section.
      This list is a sample of the current issues available on 2 March 2013.
  *  Genealogy CDs
      Assistance with these items is available at the Genealogy Help Desk or Reference Desk.
  *  Ordnance Survey Maps for England, Scotland, Ireland, & Wales
      Assistance with these items is available at the Genealogy Help Desk.
  *  Sarasota Herald Tribune - Microfilms of all issues are available. Has local Obituaries.
      Assistance with these items is available at the Genealogy Help Desk or Reference Desk.
  *  Various Online Databases are available through the Sarasota County Library system.
     Some can be accessed from home, others at the library only, any branch.



Selby Library Genealogical Books - Updates to the List from the GSS Newsletters

   April 2013 October 2013  
January 2014  April 2014    


Venice Library Genealogical Books - Updates to the List from the GSS Newsletters

 October 2011      
 January 2012  April 2012  October 2012  
 January 2013  April 2013  October 2013  
 January 2014      



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Tips for searching the files:
There are several ways to search the .pdf files that are available in this book listing.  The methods depend on which version of Adobe reader or other pdf reader or browser that you are using.

1. On the menu bar, click on "Edit." Then, click on "Find." In the little box that appears, type a word to search for. Then, press the "Enter" key on the keyboard. Continue pressing "Enter" to see each instance of the word until the end of the file is reached.

2. Press the following 2 keys on the keyboard: <Ctrl> + F. In the little box that appears, type a word to search for. Then, press the "Enter" key on the keyboard. Continue pressing "Enter" to see each instance of the word until the end of the file is reached.

Here are procedures for two ways to search the above PDF documents using Adobe Reader 7.
3 - Click on the "Binocular" image on the toolbar near the top of the Adobe Reader window displaying the document to search. A "Search PDF" box will open. Type the word or phrase to search for in the appropriate box. Check that "In the current PDF document" is selected. Then, click the "Search" button.

4 - On the menu bar, near the top of the Adobe Reader window, click on "Edit." Then under "Edit," click on "Find." A "Find" box will open. Type the text to search for in the white box. Then, click on "Next" or "Previous" to search the document.



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