SouthShore Regional Library Genealogy
The library opens
at 10:00 AM
Friends of the Library Site
See the new guide to the books
in the Genealogy Room. It is posted in the library. Thank you to Ed
Frank for compiling the guide.
SouthShore Library Genealogy Room
Subscriptions to Genealogy Magazines
The library subscribes to three genealogy
magazines; Family Chronicle, Computer Genealogy and Family
Tree Magazine. The current editions are located in the library's magazine
shelves. The past editions are located in the Genealogy
Room on the last book shelf. Past editions include, Heritage Quest and The
National Genealogical Society Journal.
Ask a Genealogist
Volunteers are now available in the
Genealogy Room to assist with using the computers and databases in the
library and with research. Volunteers have various expertise and
experience with genealogy research. Volunteers will be available at the
following times; Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday 10-12 AM. There will be a sign visible when a volunteer is present. If
you are interested in volunteering, contact a board member. Volunteers
must be a member of SBGS.
Our new library has many resources for
Genealogy research. Some of the databases and books available are listed
Heritage Quest is available to
anyone with a current library card, from your home computer as well as in the
Genealogy Room. It contains Census Records, Genealogy Books, Revolutionary War Pension
Records, US Serial Set and Freedman Bank Records. It
can be accessed by following this link
. Click on Heritage Quest and enter your library card number and sign on.
Ancestry is available only at the
library. It can be found by going to the Information Gateway then to
News Bank is
available from home and in the library with a current library card. It
contains some early newspapers as well as more current newspapers,
historical documents and the US Serial Set & American State Papers(
includes legislation for individuals, you may find a law passed for your
Other Databases and User Guides
can also be found by going to the
is a list of all the databases available including some newspapers and
maps. There are some links to databases for other countries and user
guides at the bottom of the page. There are links to local societies
including our South Bay site.
The Tampa library has a Genealogy microfilm
The collection of books in the
Genealogy Room does not circulate. It
includes research aides such as The Handy Book for Genealogist. There are
some genealogy books in the Adult Non Fiction section of the library
that can be checked out. These are mostly research "how to" books.
Other books include published record
abstracts from several states. As a sample of books available, here is a list of some of the books with
Abstracts of land records of Richmond County, Virginia, 1692-1704 /
by Brewer, Mary Marshall.
Abstracts of the wills and administrations of Northampton County,
Virginia, 1632-1802 /
by Marshall, James Handley.
Abstracts of the wills and inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842
by Bruns, Jean Randolph. 929.3755 BRUNS
Alexandria (Arlington) County, Virginia death records, 1853-1896 /
by Pippenger, Wesley E., 1956- 929.3755 PIPPENGE
Buckingham County, Virginia church and marriage records, 1764-1822 /
by Warren, Mary Bondurant
The library catalog
can be searched from home for books in the SouthShore branch. A hint for successful
searches of specific state records; click on "title", type the state
name in "keywords in title" block, after the search is complete, go to the
"limit by" box on the right side of the page and click SouthShore and
click "go" again. This will bring up a shorter list that includes titles
in SouthShore branch. There may only be a few titles of certain states
because the collection is still growing. Be sure to look at all of the
titles listed. The first ones may not show SouthShore.