​Genealogy Research
Every family has a story. Discover your ancestors’ incredible journeys through research at the Lee County Library System. Explore the origins and history of your relatives with our print, microfilm and digital resources. Get help from our trained staff who provide assistance to skilled and novice researches, alike. 
​Getting Started

“Getting Started” in genealogy can mean many things depending on the person. Today may be the first time you have looked into building your family tree. You might have worked on and off collecting information, and are having trouble pulling it all together. Even experts have difficulty when learning about new material, resources, and techniques…and we are here to help.

​Location and Hours
Our genealogy room is on the second floor of the Fort Myers Regional Library.

Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Monday - Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays
​Connect With Us
Genealogy Resources
  • Ancestry.com Library Edition - Search for Your Ancestors, Build a Family Tree & More. Start discovering today! Services: Family History, Family Trees. Note: This resource is for in-library use only.

  • African American Heritage - A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

  • Fold3 - Easy access to a growing collection of U.S. military records that include photos, personal documents and more.

  • Heritage Quest Online - A collection of 25,000+ family and local history books that are searchable. Every page of each book can be downloaded or copied. Material is included from all 50 states and Canada. The complete U.S. census from 1790-1950 is also available.
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