Photographs, heirlooms, and family stories are some of the tangible memories that we keep to remind us of our personal and family history. The resources on this page will help you think about ways to find and preserve the memories that describe your own personal and family history.
Search United States Census records from 1790 to 1930, find local and family histories, and search PERSI (an index of genealogy periodicals). HeritageQuest Online is accessible from your home computer. For access to more resources, visit the Library to search our other genealogy database Ancestry Library Edition.
This project was designed with the purpose of collecting personal stories, digital photographs, and unique memories from the people of Central Florida. Upload your own photos, recordings, and other memories to the collection or collaboratively edit and discuss content.
Edit and share photos with this free application. Crop pictures, adjust saturation and tint, and use basic effects on your photos then upload and share them through Photoshop.com. Google Play | iTunes | Website
Turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a digital voice recorder with this free application. Useful for interviews with friends and family or recording notes to yourself.
Capture your memories, notes, photos, and life's moments on the go with this free Android application. Detects location and automatically addresses your entries. Password protected and encrypted too for your privacy concerns.
This is a companion application ($14.99) for the iPhone and iPod Touch that syncs with the Reunion genealogy software for the Mac OS. This tool is especially useful for more advanced genealogists who are creating complex family trees.
The Orlando Public Library has an extensive print genealogy collection, but there are many online resources to help you research your family history, too. These books will help you use some of the online resources at the Orlando Public Library and on the Web.
This is a unique project that documents the stories people share with their friends and family. One participant interviews the other while a StoryCorps representative facilitates and manages recording equipment.
Capture your saved thoughts, photographs, messages, and music on social media sites into an organized timeline that allows you to build and tell your stories. This web application works with social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, WordPress.com and many more.