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Discover how immigration records can be a rich source for genealogy research

Each month we are pleased to share the Orange County Library System’s schedule of genealogy events. Classes are held at the West Oaks Branch in Ocoee or online. To learn more about these and the vast resources of the library, visit

Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group
Tuesday, June 4, 1 p.m.

Join us for our Mastering Genealogical Proof study group focusing on genealogical methods and reasoning.

Genealogy and the Law Study Group
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, and 26, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for our Genealogy and the Law study group focusing on legal sources for the family historian.

Global Genealogy: Italy
Thursday, June 6, Noon

Explore resources, tips and tricks for finding records in the home countries of your ancestors. This session focuses on Italy.

Genealogy in the States: Pennsylvania
Tuesday, June 11, 1 p.m.

Explore the rich research resources and collections that are held in a variety of archives and repositories in Pennsylvania. Discover what records are available and how to use them.

20 Unique Websites for Genealogy Research
Thursday, June 13, Noon

New websites and features appear on the Internet almost daily. Come and explore these 20 unique websites that are indispensable for both beginning and experienced researchers.

Finding Your Roots: Immigration Records
West Oaks Branch
Friday, June 14, 3 p.m.

Immigration records are an incredibly rich source of information for the family historian. Learn more about your family’s history by using passenger lists and naturalization records.

Genealogy Myths and Legends
Tuesday, June 18, 1 p.m.

Family stories that are handed down from generation to generation are a wonderful thing but beware! Explore common family legends and the nuggets of truth behind them.

More Unique Websites for Genealogy Research
Thursday, June 20, Noon
We found more unique websites that can enhance your genealogy research! Join us as we explore these hidden gems.

File Your Piles: Digital Organization for Genealogy
Tuesday, June 25, 1 p.m.

Learn how to digitize and organize your genealogical files.

DNA Techniques: Leeds & McGuire Methods
Thursday, June 27, Noon

Learn how to utilize these genealogy problem-solving methods and see how they can help you with your DNA analysis.

Photo courtesy of Orange County Library System.