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Genealogy

Genealogy

Find your family’s roots with our Genealogy Resources. The Citrus County Library System is home to a large collection of genealogy resources and guides. Search through our databases like Ancestry and HeritageQuest for free in every Library.

Genealogy Resources and Collections


Genealogy Collection – At the Lakes Region Library, browse a Genealogy Collection filled with records and lists such as tax records, boat passenger lists, military records, marriages, immigration lists and more for North America dating back to the 1700’s. The Lakes Region Branch also has an archive of the Citrus County Chronicle that is available for viewing through microfilm. Collection is not available for check out. Browse the Genealogy Reference Collection.

Genealogy Guidebooks – We have a collection of resources and guidebooks available to check out to further your knowledge of genealogy, or to start your genealogical journey. Browse the Genealogy Guidebook Collection.

Citrus County Genealogical Society Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – A Genealogy Society who have been a staple in Citrus County since 1980. Get help with local genealogy topics through the society.

Online Genealogy and Databases


Research your roots from inside the Library or at home with our collection of online resources.

Ancestry Library Edition Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – Access Ancestry Library Edition for free from inside any Citrus Library Branch. See over 4,000 individual databases that house death records, obituaries, marriages, and government records such as the U.S Census.
Available only inside Library Branches.

HeritageQuest Online Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – Provides users with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Discover the amazing history of you with an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.
Library Card number required for remote access.

American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – The NEHGS has been collecting information about families in America for over 165 years. Their collections are international in scope and contain significant materials for Canada and Europe. NEHGS is donated by the Citrus County Genealogical Society Links to External Site, opens in new tab.
Available only inside the Lakes Region Branch.

University of Florida Citrus County Chronicle Collection Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – The University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Library has full PDF scans of the Citrus County Chronicle available to view or download online. Newspaper scans begin in 2004 through today.


Here are additional websites we recommend for researching Genealogy.

Cyndi’s List Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – A comprehensive index of links to genealogical sites. A starting point to genealogical research.

Library of Congress, Chronicling America Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – The Library of Congress’s digital collection of historic newspapers from around the United States.

FamilySearch Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – The largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.

Rootsweb Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – One of the oldest and largest free genealogy sites, funded and supported by Ancestry.com and their loyal RootsWeb community.

The WorldGenWeb Project Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – A non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access!

USGenWeb Project Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – A group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

The Find A Grave Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – A website with a mission to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.

DAR Genealogical Research System Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – A free resource provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process.

Olive Tree Genealogy Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – Over 1,900 pages of free genealogy records to help you find your elusive ancestors and build your family tree.

One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – A one-step portal for online genealogy.

The Italian Genealogical Group Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – A database of all the surnames and areas of Italy that its members (past and present) are researching.

Genealogy Resources, by State from USA.Gov Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – An A to Z list of states’ genealogy resources.

The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild Links to External Site, opens in new tab. – Over 12,000 Passenger Manifests in 13 Volumes plus numerous other passengers listed in Special Projects.

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