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.
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.
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
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