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 October

Clyde & Kathy Stickney

Clyde and Kathy Stickney graduated from Florida State University with undergraduate and graduate degrees. They were bitten by the genealogy bug at the same time and have been researching their families for twenty-seven years. Both are graduates of the National Institute of Genealogical Research in Washington, DC, and the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research. They have had numerous articles published in genealogical and historical magazines. Clyde and Kathy are active in their local genealogical society and serve on the FSGS Pioneer Descendant Certification Committee as reviewers and records administrators.


Digging for Land Records

This talk begins with a summary of numerous benefits of land records. It explores the two basic ways to acquire land, and then zeros in on the second way: land deeds. We will discuss the steps in preparing land records; the various types of land records; the components of a land deed; some reasons a land deed may not be present in the record books; and the need for land indexes. We will provide several genealogical insights in land records (for example: determining family relationships, tracking migration, assessing wealth, and learning more about your family). The discussion ends with some resources for land records


2022 HGS Programs

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

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

November 17th, 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 $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


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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