Genealogy Page - 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. Please check their schedule 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.

Ancestry Library Edition descriptive pdf
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
descriptive pdf
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.
Available only in the Genealogy Dept.


Formerly NEHGS. Hundreds of genealogical databases for New England, New Jersey, New York, Canada, England, and Ireland.
Available from anywhere (limited simultaneous use)

   WorldCat for    Genealogy

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

CCPL Obits from NDN:
     1927-36; 1947-01/ 2008
Acces Newspaper Archives: 1971 to 2007
NewsBank newspapers:
      1995 to present
      year to date

CURRENT PERIODICALS plus issues per year
American Ancestors - 5
American Genealogist - 4
Family Chronicle - 6
Family Tree Magazine -7
Florida Genealogist - 3
Florida Lines (Florida Genealogical Society - 3
Genealogist - 2
Mayflower Descendant - 2
National Genealogical Society Quarterly - 4
New England Historical & Genealogical Register 4
New York Genealogical & Biographical Record - 4
NGS Magazine - 4
Connecticut Nutmegger (to March 2005)
Everton's Genealogical Helper (to Sept. 2008)
HeritageQuest (to Summer 2005)
Kentucky Ancestors (to Winter 2002)
Palatine Immigrant (to Sept. 2004)
Genealogical Society of Collier County
Lee County Genealogical Society
Florida State Genealogical Society
Florida Memory Project - from the State Archives of Florida
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
National Genealogical Society
Roots Web Genealogical Data Cooperative
U.S. GenWeb Project
MyGen Share
2012 Best State Websites from Family Tree
Where to Write for Vital Records (NCHS)
Ellis Island from American Family Immigration History Center
Africana Heritage