How to research your roots at a Volusia County library

Discover your heritage at the Volusia County Public Library system, which will offer six introductory genealogy programs in March.

Genealogy librarians Kim Dolce and Richard Burrow will discuss the tools and techniques for genealogy research during these free programs at the county’s six regional library branches:
•2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
•10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
•2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.
•2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
•2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway
•2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle
Reservations are not required. For more information, call one of the library branches.

Collections, databases
All 13 library branches offer a variety of genealogy resources, including how-to books and access to public computers.

The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island and the DeLand Regional Library have dedicated rooms that house in-depth genealogy collections with city directories, family history books, newspaper microfilm and computers.

Library card holders can use the library’s free genealogy databases, which include Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest.com, 3Fold.com and American’s Historic Newspapers. The databases are available on the library’s website, www.volusialibrary.org. Ancestry.com can be accessed only at library branches.

Most of the regional libraries also host genealogy groups that hold monthly meetings and have members who will help others with their searches. Check the calendar at www.volusialibrary.org for upcoming meeting and topics.

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