Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
Upcoming Speakers for 2018
 
 
15 November
 
Kaaren Linton
Westward Expansion and Native American         Genealogical Research
 
20 December
 
LCGS Members Christmas Heirlooms
 
 


 
Half-day Genealogy Seminar Presented by the Lee County Genealogical Society (LCGS)
 
We are excited to host Author, Keynote Speaker and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast Lisa Louise Cooke, on Friday, 15 March 2019, for a half-day genealogy seminar to held in the Cohen Ballroom of Florida Gulf Coast University*, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., in Fort Myers, Florida.
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lisa will present two separate sessions:
 . The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology – a must for every genealogist!
 
 . Using Google Earth Pro for Genealogy – learn how to identify old photos, plot and virtually visit your ancestor’s homestead, and incorporate historical maps into your genealogy.
 
She will have many of her publications available for sale before, during the break and after her presentations.
 
Registration for LCGS Members is $25.00 per person.
Registration for Non-LCGS Members is $35.00 per person.
Registration ends at midnight 1 March 2019.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - LIMITED SEATING - NO WALK-INS
 
Learn more about Lisa Louise Cooke by visiting Lisa's:
 
More information and registration - CLICK HERE
 
* This course is not affiliated with Florida Gulf Coast University as a sponsor.The FGCU Campus is a tobacco-free campus. The use of cigarettes and other tobacco products in University-owned or leased buildings or on the University premises is prohibited.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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
One condition veterans of the Ware of 1812 had to abide by was that the applicant did not support the Confederacy during the Civil War.
[Military]

Keep track of the alternate spellings of the surnames you are searching.
[Basic Information]

A Bounty Land Warrant is a gift of “bounty land” due to a person entitled by military service.
[Land Records]

The state of Arizona conducted a state census in: 1864, 1866, 1867, 1869, 1872, 1874, 1876, 1880, 1882.
[Census]

Naturalization is the process of becoming a citizen. It is a two step process and takes about five years. The Declaration of Intent (1st papers) can be filed after two years of residency. Naturalization and Oath of Allegiance are taken after an additional three years of residency.
[Naturalization]

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