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Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection

Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection

Over 20,000 historic images of Tampa Bay from the late 1800s to the early 1960s.

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African American Historical Resources

Prom queen and attendants at Booker T. Washington Junior High School

Historical and genealogical materials on the African American experience. Key resources include digital collections and print collections at three locations.

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General Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Billions of records in census data, vital records, military records, directories, photos, and more powered by Ancestry.com.
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Explore your family history with this collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices, 1704 – today.


Genealogy information including family trees, photos, and altogether more than 6 billion exclusive records from all over the world.


Premier collections of original military records including the stories, photos, and personal documents of those who served.


HCPLC is an affiliate library providing access to digital genealogical collections that are otherwise accessible only through a FamilySearch center. Create an account to access these collections from the library.

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Florida History

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Research in other Countries

Use Cyndi's List. On the homepage, click CATEGORIES, then click on the alpha letter for the first letter of the desired country or region and scroll down.