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Genealogical Research

Search through several of the most extensive and widely used genealogical databases in the country. Research your family's lineage and learn the history of your family tree. 

Access to some databases require a valid library card or may only be available inside of our Lakes Region Library in Inverness.

Genealogical Databases

American Ancestors

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is the country’s oldest genealogical organization, devoted to collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and historical matters relating to New England families. (Access is available from inside the Lakes Region Library only)

Ancestry Library Edition

With over 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases for conducting genealogical and historical research (Access is available from inside the Library only)

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest Online provides users with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. (Library card number required for access outside of the library)

Other Resources

CCLS Genealogy Collection

The Citrus County Library System has hundreds of Genealogy related titles available for loan and check-out. From how-to guides to genealogical dictionaries these resources are great for beginner and experienced researchers.

UF | Citrus County Chronicle Digital Archive

The University of Florida's George A. Smathers Library has full PDF scans of the Citrus County Chronicle available to view online. Newspaper scans begin in 2005 through today.