Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
"Moving Forward - Moving Backward - Moving Forward"
Upcoming Programs and Speakers for 2019
Where is the Book
with My Family in It?
Pandemics, Epidemics, and Diseases Throughout the Years
To Be Announced
Finding Family in Online Newspapers:
Tips from My Great Grandfather
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.
Family History Center Assistance in Southwest Florida
Family History Center
4935 23rd Court SW, Naples, FL 34116
Open for genealogy research assistance:
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. - Noon - Saturdays.
All other times by appointment with Kaaren Linton.
Quick link to the Fort Myers Regional Library
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.
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.