2021 Contributions to Our Genealogical Collection

A large part of our collection of genealogy books has come from people like you donating their personal collection to be placed on the library shelves of the Fernandina Beach Library in the genealogy section. The vast majority of books present are part of our collection! This collection grows each year, and the following books have been donated so far this year.


Donation by Anita Hill

Anita Lay, a member of DAR and Colonial Dames, has donated 34 genealogy research books to our collection

  1. Mastering Genealogical Proof, Thomas Jones
  2. Evidence Explained, Elizabeth Shown Mills
  3. Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian, Elizabeth Shown Mills
  4. Land and Property Research in the United States, Ancestry
  5. Black’s Law Dictionary, Seventh Edition
  6. Guide to the Draper Manuscripts
  7. Searching Historic Newspapers for Your Ancestors
  8. Reading Early American Handwriting
  9. Map Guide of United States Censuses: 1790-1930
  10. Guide to Genetic Genealogy: NGS Special Topics Series, Bettinger & Wayne
  11. Revolutionary War Land Grants Awarded by State Governments, Bockstruck
  12. Revolutionary War Pensions Awarded by State Governments, Etc., Bockstruck
  13. The Source; Revised Edition
  14. Guide to County Records in the North Carolina Archives
  15. Adventurers of Purse and Person: Virginia 1607-1624/25, Darwin. Ed.
    • Vol 1: Families A-F – Part A (A-Ch)
    • Vol 1: Families A-F – Part B (Ci-F)
    • Vol 2: Families G – P
    • Vol 3: Families R – Z
  16. Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers: 1607-1635, McCartney
  17. Jamestowne People to 1800
  18. Fauquier County, VA: Abstracts of Probate Records
  19. Fauquier County, VA: Clerk’s Office Loose Papers
  20. Fauquier County, VA: The Taxman Cometh, 1755-1815
  21. History of Alcorn County MS
  22. Marriages in Rockingham County, VA , Strickland {reprint of Old Tenth Legion Marriages for 1778-1816 Taken from the Marriage bonds}
  23. Calendar of Kent Co., DE, 1684-1800, Valinger
  24. Source Guides for Genealogists and Family Historians, NSDAR: GA, SC, NC, VA, NY, RI

Donation by Jim Miller

  • Cemeteries of Nassau County, Florida, compiler, Elgin J. R. Barnes, published by the Baker County Historical Society
    • v. 1. Braddock, Brandy Branch, Brickyard, Bryce, Conner and Greene, Haddock, Keen, King’s Ferry, Live Oak, Mill Creek, Motes, Nathaleen, Norton, Pigeon Creek, Pringle, River Road, Rowe and Verdie cemeteries.
    • v. 2. Bell, Buford Grove, Higginbotham/Evergreen, Higginbotham/Little, Higginbotham/Page, Hughes, Jones, Judd, No Name Found, O’Neal and Wilder cemeteries.
    • v. 3. Bethel P. B. C., Callahan Community, Catholic Convent, Chester, Green Pine, Oak Wood, Old Snowball, Old Still, Owens, Oyster Bay/Thiede, Slawter, Spring Hill, St. Peters, St. Theresa, Wilds and Wingate cemeteries.


Shirley Parmenter

  1. The Family History of Mary Christina West Parmenter, 5 volumes
    • v. 1. The West & Presleys
    • v. 2. The Hugheys, Rykers, Smocks & Demarests
    • v. 3. The Herndons & Canadys
    • v. 4. The Dennings, Finns, Martins, Frys, Neislers, Bartons & Crenshaws
    • v. 5. The Millers, Stones & Pinions.

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