Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
Upcoming Speakers for 2018
15 March Regina Negrycz
"GEDmatch and DNA Painter: Mapping Your DNA to Your Chromosomes"
19 April Vickie Greenlee
"Writing Your Family History in Bits and Pieces"
17 May Turia Clark Day
Overview of FamilySearch.org

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 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
Visit the cemetery and take a picture of the tombstone. Check the obituaries in that time frame.
[Church Records]

Of primary interest to genealogists are service records and pension records. Many records are available through the National Archives.

When inputting research informaton into a computer genealogy software program, do not discard the paper copies of your researc. If your computer ever crashes, you will still have your research information.
[Basic Information]

New York State took a state census in the years: 1790 (Albany County), 1825, 1835, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915 and 1925.

a.k.a. or aka is the abbreviation for "also known as".

Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc. is a Florida non-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3), federally recognized non-profit,
tax-exempt organization. Donations, gifts, bequests and contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
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