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Tour of the new Orange County Genealogy Library


Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) on Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m., for a walk-through tour of the Orange County Library System’s new genealogy library, located at 1821 East Silver Star Road, Ocoee, FL 34761. This is one block east of Clarke Road and Silver Star Road, about 1 mile north of the West Oaks Mall.

The OCLS moved its genealogy library from the downtown Orlando library to the West Oaks branch in Ocoee. After much work by the library staff, the facility opened in February. This move may make the drive to the library farther for some people, but the benefits are free parking and easy access to a one-story facility, among others.

Family history researchers also benefit from the knowledge and dedication of the experienced genealogists who manage and work in this newly updated branch.

Gregg Gronlund is the West Oaks Branch Library manager. He has done genealogy for 23 years, and is well known in this area as the past president of the Central Florida Genealogical Society. Genealogy specialist Allison Ryall is another cheerful, pleasant genealogist who works at the West Oaks branch. They will conduct the tour and provide tips to help with searches and find those elusive family details. They will also answer research questions from three JGSGO members selected in a raffle.

This event is free and open to the public.

JGSGO is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 to share genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Anyone may join JGSGO. Annual dues are $35 for an individual and $40 for a family. For more information “like” us at http://www.facebook.com/jgsgreaterorlando , call us at 407-494-4230, or visit our blog at http://www.jgsgo.blogspot.com.


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