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 September

Denise Barrett Olson

Denise Barrett Olson is a St. Augustine native who inherited a
fascination for family history from her maternal grandmother.
First an Air Force veteran and then an Army wife, Denise’s
career in technical support has taken her from text-only word
processing to personal computer graphics and digital publishing.
Denise is the writer and publisher of the award-winning blog
Moultrie Creek Gazette, named by Family Tree Magazine as
among the “Top 40 Blogs” and the “101 Best Family History
Websites.” The blog provides technical support to the genealogy
community, focusing on research technology and digital
storytelling through such genealogy websites as Family Search,
and tools such as journal apps and archival stationery products.



Do you have a box of mementos you’d love to turn into a book?
Today’s genealogical databases deliver an explosion of records that help build family trees by tracing our ancestors across many generations. But it’s their stories, photos, letters, documents, heirlooms, and even audio that bring our ancestors to life.

Our September speaker, will guide the family archivist in producing compelling family stories. Denise will discuss where to start and how to choose a digital publishing format to bring your ancestors to life.


2022 HGS Programs

September 8th, - An Introduction to Writing Platforms - Denise Barrett Olson

October 13th - Clyd & Kathy Stickney - Digging for Land Records

November 10th, Google Mapping Tools - Miles Meyer

December 8th - Lucy Curtis-Bits of Experience - Bill & Linda Vivian


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 $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: Tricia Aanderud

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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