Anne E. Gometz

Public Services Librarian


Head, Reference Services, Gaston County Public Library, (formerly part of Gaston Lincoln Regional Library), 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC. 704-868-2164. January 1999- 20 June 2017 (Retired).


Assistant Department Head and Librarian, Documents/Maps/Micromaterials Dept., University Libraries, Florida State University, Tallahasee, FL, 32306. June 1981 to January 1999.


Assistant Department Head

Unit Head, United Nations/State Unit

Reference/Bibliographic Instruction:


Joint appointment as Shared Librarian at Colquitt-Thomas Regional Library, Moultrie, Ga. and Southwest Georgia Regional Library, Bainbridge, Ga. Worked alternate two week periods at each library. November 1974--June 1981.

Colquitt-Thomas: [Now Moultrie-Colquitt Library]

Southwest Georgia:


M. A. (History), Florida State University, 1991.
Thesis: The Commercial Careers of Some Native Florida Plants.
M.L.S., Florida State University, 1973.
B. A., University of Connecticut, 1970.
Major: History. Minor: Sociology.

Other Training

North Carolina ECHO Digitization Institute.
Georgia Archives Institute, cosponsored by Georgia Dept. of
Archives and History and Emory University. One month full-time.
ARL Office of Management Studies, Library Management Skills
Family History Research in the United States Seminar, University of
Computer training courses/workshops on various topics.

Publications and Special Projects

"A Creek Indian Bibliography: Print and Internet Sources." Ongoing.
Online at
From Nehemiah to Cora: The Letts Ancestors of Cora Averoy Letts Pingree (1917-2017).
2021, 76 copies printed and distributed.
"The Twofold Problem of a Hebrew Burial."
North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, v. 47, no. 2, Apr-May-Jun 2021.
"Documenting a Death: John F. Leeper, Died 1914."
Footprints in Time, March 2021.
"Dying on the County Dollar, Gaston County 1880-1913."
North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, v. 46, no. 3, Jul-Aug-Sep 2020.
"A Medical Journal as a Genealogical Source."
GSP [Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania] Newsletter, November 2018.
Online at p. 5-9.
"Reading the Local News."
Footprints in Time, September 2018.
Column, "A Librarian's Bookmarks." Footprints in Time, journal of the Gaston Lincoln Genealogical Society, March 2014--June 2017.
Columns: Is That Family Tree a Fraud? Doesn't Everyone Have a Middle Name? What's an ILL? What's a Gazetteer? Did They Come from Ireland?
Don't You Love a Bibliography? What Is the "Gaston & Lincoln Biography Index"? What's a Digital Book? Have You Seen Our New Database?
Why Do Genealogists Love Scholars? Is There an Inventor in the Family? What Is Collective Biography? What Is a Mug Book? Did Your Ancestors Speak German?
"Gaston and Lincoln Counties in Tennessee Newspapers."
Footprints in Time, March 2017.
"The Sad Fate of Otto Levi."
Footprints in Time, March 2015.
"Gaston & Lincoln Gleanings from South Carolina Newspapers, 1845-1875."
Footprints in Time, December 2014.
"Lessons from the Governor's Daddy."
Footprints in Time, December 2013.
"Gleanings from the Acts and Resolutions Adopted by the General Assembly of Florida at the Fourteenth Session...December 18, 1865."
Florida Genealogist, v. 30, no. 2, April/June 2007.
"Vegetable Hair: The Spanish Moss Industry in Florida."
Florida Historical Quarterly, v. 66, no. 3 (January 1988)", p. 265 - 279.
"Abstracts of the Southern Spy" [as Anne Foshee],
Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly, March and June 1977.
"Elijah Fooshee Pension Application" [as Anne Foshee].
Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly, v. 20, Fall 1979,
Indexes to History of Decatur County [Ga.] and History of Colquitt County [Ga.]
Used in Reprint Company editions.


""Ancestors in the News."
12 October 2019, Our Community, Our Heritage Festival, Lincoln County Public Library.
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Betelgeuse: Astronomical Names."
20 July 2019, Gaston County Public Library.
"Placing Your Ancestor."
10 November 2018, Gaston County Public Library.
"Skeleton Dig: Unearthing Your Family History."
July-November 2013, Gaston County Public Library, 9 branches.
"Early Botanists"
January 1997 for various organizations.
"James Burgess: A Life in Creek Country."
Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting, May 1994.
"Palmetto Industries."
Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting, May 1991.
"Beginning Genealogy."
Six week course for Center for Participant Education, Florida State University. Taught three times.

Professional and Committee Activities

At Gaston County Public Library:

At Florida State University:


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This page lasted updated 2 Aug 2022.

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