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.


Speaker for MAY

Greta Daigle PM

Greta Daigle has been interested in genealogy for over 50 years and spent years researching all sides of the family tree. She was in charge of the schedule when she worked for the NYS Office of Unclaimed Funds and would schedule as many events as possible in the areas she knew the ancestors lived in. She would spend hours on her time off going from cemetery to cemetery, looking for clues, back before the internet. She has compiled 6 family histories, and self published them, one of them compiling research from 14 different family members. She has taken courses through the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, but most of her knowledge is self taught.

May Program

How to find and fix mistakes in your family tree:

I recently discovered a cool tool for finding mistakes and discrepancies in my family tree. When I was working with a distant relative in France on compiling a family history of the Kirch family, he introduced me to Geneanet.org. One of the added bonuses of this program is the ability to find errors in your tree, and also to find sources to verify your information. I will attempt to share what I have found and hope that it will help you too, and hopefully help you to navigate this program in conjunction with other programs you already use.


2022 HGS Programs

January 13, Jeff Haines-DNA Painter

February 10, Annette Burke Lyttle-Bounty Land Records

March 10, Paul Howes-The Joy of Surnames

April 14, Bill Meister-Getting More of the Story

May 12, Greta Daigle-Finding and Fixing Mistakes in Your Family Tree


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 $15 for an individual and $20 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 second Saturday of the month from 1-4 PM in meeting room 3 of the Ormond Beach Library. For registration please contact us at halifaxgensociety@gmail.org


HGS Board of Directors

President: Patricia Craven

Vice President: Pat Peoples

Secretary: Open Position

Acting Treasurer: Patricia Craven

Program Director: Greta Daigle

Memership: Rita Vogl

Publicity: Linda Anderson

Publications: Elaine Hemeke

Community Outreach and Education: Pat Peoples

Past President: Bill Vivian



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