The Florida History and Genealogy department offers a wide range of electronic resources to assist with your genealogy research. For your convenience we know have a printable list of our Genealogy Databases, which includes brief descriptions of each, and how to access them.
In celebration of the newly opened Seminole Heights Branch Library, a Burgert Brothers display has been assembled. The display includes an image of the original library from 1927, an image of the library from 1936, and one of the later building taken in 1965. Other photographic subject matter includes: Hillsborough High School, the Seminole Heights Methodist Church, the Seminole Heights Baptist Church, a Piggy Wiggly on Florida Avenue, the Hillsborough Avenue Bridge, Lake Roberta, Seeley’s Drive-In Restaurant, and several community businesses and residences. It is currently @Seminole Heights Branch Library until the end of July.
On Saturday, April 19th, at 10:15 a.m., learn how to use free resources to supplement your family history research @ North Tampa Branch Library – 8916 North Blvd Tampa, FL 33604.
Artist Theo Wujcik was known for his critically acclaimed work in painting, drawing, printmaking and teaching. He won awards at the Gasparilla Arts Festival on various occasions, including “Best of Show” twice (1988 and 1995). In 2000 he was the first Bay Area artist granted a retrospective at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art. The exhibition catalog is housed in the Florida Collection in the Florida History and Genealogy Library:
Theo Wujcik: 30 Year Retrospective: 1970-2000 R 758.9975 Wujcik
The Burgert Brothers documented everyday events in the lives of Tampa’s children over multiple decades. An adorable highlight from our April display at the Florida History and Genealogy department includes this image called: Toddlers in semi-circle holding hands in Tampa, Florida (1945).
Courtesy of Burgert Brothers: (Negative No. 55957 I PA 10528).
1955 photo of Patrol boy and policemen in front of Gorrie Elementary School in Tampa, Florida. Courtesy of Burgert Brothers: (PA 7087, Negative No. 73608).
Search the Burgert collection here: http://bit.ly/1gErh2M
Hit a brick wall in researching family history? Have a question regarding one of our online genealogy databases or websites? Volunteers from the Florida Genealogical Society will be available on April 12, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 PM, at the Austin Davis Public Library to help individuals on a first come, first serve basis.
Presented in partnership with the Florida Genealogical Society.