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Florida Archives: Using the State Library and Archives of Florida’s “Florida Memory” Website for Genealogy

08-12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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Event Details

The Florida Memory website provides digital access to select records from the collections of the State Archives of Florida and the special collections of the State Library of Florida. Many of the collections on Florida Memory have significant genealogical value, including some really unusual ones that you won’t find on the larger databases like Ancestry and FamilySearch. In this program, Archives Historian Dr. Josh Goodman will provide a virtual tour of the website, as well as a sneak peek at some of the collections that are slated to be added to Florida Memory in the near future. The tour will also point out some of the tools the Florida Memory staff have developed to help users navigate these collections and get the most out of them.

About our Speaker

Josh Goodman, Ph.D., is the Archives Historian at the State Archives of Florida in Tallahassee. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in history from Tulane University in New Orleans. At the State Archives, Josh manages the selection and digitization of textual records for the award-winning Florida Memory program, and promotes the use of the State Archives’ resources through community outreach across the state.



8:00 pm - 9:15 pm