Two New Books Compiled by GSS in 2012 and Updated again in February 2014!
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 have been published 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 1,061 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.
The Genealogical Society of Sarasota, GSS, is excited to announce that we shall have a speaker, Crista Cowan, from Ancestry.com at the Selby Library. The program will start at 10:30 sharp with social time at 10 am, March 8. Her topic will be "Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.com."
Do you have an Ancestry.com subscription (or are thinking about getting one) but suspect that you are only using a fraction of what can be done with the powerful tools and resources available on this website? Join Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, as she shares what’s new on Ancestry.com. She’ll show you how to quickly access key record collections to assist with your family history research. She’ll also share some of her favorite search tips and site tricks. Join us to learn more about unleashing the full potential of Ancestry.com on your family history. Even if you’ve been using Ancestry.com for years you are sure to learn something new!
Crista Cowan, better known as “The Barefoot Genealogist,” is the Community Alliance Manager at Ancestry.com, where she has been employed since 2004. Her interest in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood. She specializes in descendancy research, Jewish immigration, and sharing family history with the genealogically challenged.
All are welcomed. Please mark your calendars for our GSS meeting Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00 am at Selby Library!