Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
"Moving Forward - Moving Backward - Moving Forward"
Upcoming Programs and Speakers for 2019
 
 
21 February
Carol Rooksby Weidlich
Regrets, I’ve Had a Few...If I Knew Then
What I Know Now - Tips for Your
Genealogy Research
 FunStuff for Genealogists
 LCGS Volunteer Recognition and Awards
 
21 March Donna Moughty
My DNA Journey
 
18 April LCGS Member Panel
Beyond the Borders - Europe
 
16 May Marie Overman
Newspaper Research -
Another Sourceto Track Those
Interesting and Elusive Ancestors
 
20 June
Norman Jones
"I Knew There Was Blue Blood Somewhere!"
 


Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
is proud to present a half-day seminar with
 
Lisa Louise Cooke
 
Author, Keynote Speaker,and 
Host of the free
Genealogy Gems Podcast at
 
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 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
After many years of disuse, Ellis Island was reopened in 1990 as a museum.
[Immigration-Emigration]

In 1871, pensions were granted to veterans who fought in the War of 1812 and their survivors, If you know your ancestor fought in the War of 1812 and cannot find his pension records, he may have died before the government granted those pensions.
[Military]

Just because a document is old does not mean the information is accurate for your ancestor. Consider when it was created and for what purpose.
[Basic Information]

In Colonial days, men were eligible for service at age 16.
[Military]

When doing field research "Posted" does not mean "except for genealogists".
[Basic Information]

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