Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
Upcoming Speakers for 2018
 
 
20 September 2018 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 Lake Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress 
Lake Drive, in Fort Myers. CLICK HERE for a 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
Verify your information with primary documents.
[Sources - Citations]

The method of survey using a combination of directional and distance measurements with references to natural and artificial objects, that define a tract of land is called "Metes and Bounds".
[Land Records]

Census records were generated by enumerators. Some who had very bad handwriting.
[Census]

There is no central depository for Colonial Records. They are scattered among the 13 original states.
[Basic Information]

Book to consider for your personal genealogy reference library: Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher by Drew Smith.
[Books]

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