Genealogy resources

The Genealogy Collection is located in the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. The collection is a non-circulating reference collection of basic and intermediate resources, including books, periodicals, electronic resources, and web-based subscription databases.
The collection serves patrons interested in genealogical research of a basic introductory level as well as those prepared for a next level of familiarity. Reference help is available from experienced and dedicated volunteers. A posted schedule is in the Genealogy Room.
The collection policy defines materials to be acquired, such as introductory and historical overviews, including acceptable donations. Because of the nature of the collection, specialized family histories, detailed regional records, etc. are not collected.
Naples Regional Library

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Ancestry Library Edition
U.S., UK, Canada, Germany; birth, marriage, death records; U.S. military records; immigration, emigration records; court, land, tax, probate records; images, maps, narratives.
Available only in the Library.
HeritageQuest Online

U.S. Federal census to 1930;
7 million digitized books;
periodical index; Revolutionary era images; Freedman's Bank records; congressional actions.
Available from anywhere.

Access Newspaper Archive
Billions of searchable PDF newspaper items from the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere. Includes Naples Daily News, 1970-77.
Available only in the Library.

Formerly NEHGS. Hundreds of genealogical databases for New England, New Jersey, New York, Canada, England, and Ireland.
Available only in the library only (limited simultaneous use)

WorldCat Search WorldCat
WorldCat is an international catalog of books, journals, and media. Ideal for verifying Interlibrary loan requests.
Available from anywhere
(No library card # required.)
Naples Daily News
Obituaries - Indexes:

CCPL Obits: 1927-36; 1947-01/ 2008 (xls, Excel viewer);
Access Newspaper Archives:
1971 to 2007
Newsbank newspaper obits
(including NDN, 1998+) year to date
American Ancestors
American Genealogist
Family Chronicle
Family Tree Magazine
Florida Genealogist
Florida Lines (Florida Genealogical Society
Mayflower Descendant
National Genealogical Society Quarterly
New England Historical & Genealogical Register
New York Genealogical & Biographical Record

Connecticut Nutmegger
Everton's Genealogical Helper
Kentucky Ancestors
Palatine Immigrant


Collier County Public Library
2385 Orange Blossom Drive
Naples, Florida 34109
Information: (239) 593-0334
Collier County Government

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