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Two New Books Compiled by GSS in 2013!

Listings of the Genealogy Books in the Genealogy Section of Selby Public Library, Sarasota, Florida!

The Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc., in conjunction with the Selby Public Library Staff, has produced a shelf listing of the “Non-Circulating” and “Circulating” resources in the Genealogy Area of Selby Public Library. Two books with this information were published in March 2012 and updated in April 2013.

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 6,074 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 over 2,000 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.

Also, the Listing of the Genealogy Books at Selby is available on this website.  Click on the "Selby Book List" button on the left side of any page on this GSS website to access the listing.
The listings of several sections are currently available. More section listings will be added as they are prepared.
Map for Selby Library


Sarasota County Cemetery Lists Online!!!!!!!!

Cemeteries of Sarasota County Florida - A Record of Births, Deaths, and Burials

In 1992, members of the Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc completed a survey of all of the Sarasota County cemeteries, and compiled a listing that was published in a book titled Cemeteries of Sarasota County Florida - A Record of Births, Deaths and Burials. This book has been out of print for several years. In 2007, several members of GSS prepared the data to add it to our GSS website. GSS is pleased to be able to share the data with you here via the internet.

This Book contains cemetery records from Sarasota County, Florida. The data is organized into files based on the Cemetery Name and Alphabetically by Surname. Adobe Reader is used to view and search the contents. Click here or click on the "Cemetery Files" button to the left to view the Cemetery Book Page.

Locally, copies of this book are available in various libraries in the Sarasota County Library System and at the Central Library of the Manatee County Public Library System.

Book Title: Cemeteries of Sarasota County, Florida: A Record of Births, Deaths, and Burials
Author: Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc
Date Published: 1992
Call Number in the Sarasota County Library System: 929.50979 CEM


Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc.
P.O. Box 1917
Sarasota, FL   34230-1917