Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
Upcoming Speakers for 2018
 
21 June Diana Crisman Smith In Search of the Elusive Female Ancestor - Who Was She?
     
19 July Carol Rooksby Weidlich Who was Emma?
     
16 August Bryan Mulcahy Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
     
20 September Drew Smith Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process
     
18 October LCGS Members AHA! Moments
     
15 November Donna Moughty My DNA Journey
     
20 December LCGS Members Christmas Heirlooms
 
 


Join Us at Our LCGS Monthly Membership Meetings
 
Monthly Membership Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, January through December from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Doors open to members and guests at 9:30 a.m. Our meetings are being held in the Fellowship Hall of Cypress Lakes Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida. CLICK HERE for map and driving directions.


Quick link to the Fort Myers Regional Library
 


Genealogy
 
Genealogy is the study of your family’s history, which is a personal record of your ancestors. Through your research you learn about when and where they were born, who they married, who their children were, where they lived and worked, and how you fit in your overall family tree.

Learning about your family history usually starts at home by talking with family members and recording information about your ancestors. You may have useful sources at home such as birth certificates, obituaries, wedding announcements, a family Bible, etc.  Read these documents carefully – you may find some information about that ancestor or relative that you didn’t know before.  These documents may also prove or disprove some of those family stories you grew up with.

You may find that others in your family or extended family have already done genealogy research on your family.  Don't hesitate to ask close or distant relatives if they have already started researching your family.


Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Blvd, South, Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
 
 
Southwest Florida (Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry,
or Glades) community residents:
You may get a free FGCU Library Borrower's Card
by filling out an application and showing proof of residence 
at the Circulation Desk.
See the Library's Circulation Policy for more information. 
 


Facts and Tips
Jr. and Sr. after a person's name may not mean they are related. Depending on the timeframe, it could mean a younger and an older man in the same area with the same name, who may not be related.
[Basic Information]

Look carefully at marriage records. The witnesses and bondsmen may be related to either party.
[Vital Records]

There are various types of deeds to property. The most common are the warranty deed which transfers property with assurance of good title and the quitclaim deed which transfers one person's interest in the property without guarantee of good title.
[Basic Information]

An "alien" is a foreign-born resident of a country who has not been naturalized.
[Definitions]

Use land records to separate two persons of the same name in the same community.
[Land Records]

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