EST. 1992

We’re located by the Atlantic Ocean and Halifax River



Our purpose is to help others in the community to find their family roots under the experienced guidance of our qualified members and expert guest speakers.


December 14, 2023

How I Used Ancestry DNA

Tools to Find My Grandfather




2024 HGS Programs

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Bill Meister

“Focusing and Enhancing Genealogical Research”

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Patricia Hicks Smith

“Tracing African-American Ancestors”

Thursday, March 28, 2024 (note date change)

Patricia Peoples

“An Irish Jigsaw Puzzle and Griffith’s Valuation”

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Bill Vivian

“Postcards Use in Genealogy”

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Terry Hall

“Transcribing Historical Handwriting: An 1846 Travelogue”    


Benefits of Membership


All of our meetings are open to the public, feature an invited guest speaker and are held in the auditorium of the Ormond Beach Library on the second Thursday of the month at 1:30 PM.  

Basic Concepts in Genealogy

Basic Concepts in Genealogy will be offered at the monthly meeting following our invited speaker and social time.  The format will vary from an informal discussion to a more structured class, depending on the topic. This is a great opportunity for those new to genealogy research to meet and learn from our more experienced members in a group setting.  All are welcome.


Dues are paid annually and are primarily used to attract the finest speakers for our monthly programs.  Cost for membership is $20 for an individual and $25 for a family membership.

One on One Research Help

Have you hit a brick wall in your research or have a general genealogy question? Our experienced HGS researchers offer free individual assistance.  Genealogy in the library is offered on the Saturday following our monthly meeting from 1-4 PM in meeting room 3 of the Ormond Beach Library. For registration please contact us at halifaxgensociety@gmail.com


2023 - HGS Board of Directors

President: Patricia Craven

Vice President: Pat Peoples

Secretary:  Patricia Craven

Acting Treasurer: Patricia Craven

Program Director: Greta Daigle

Membership: Rita Vogl

Publicity: Linda Anderson

Publications: Elaine Hemeke

Community Outreach and Education: Pat Peoples

Past President: Bill Vivian



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