Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
Upcoming Speakers for 2018
||Dr. Linda Ryan
"Moving On! Transportation, Migration and Your Ancestors"
Fun Stuff for Genealogists will also be at our meeting.
"GEDmatch and DNA Painter: Mapping Your DNA to Your Chromosomes"
"Writing Your Family History in Bits and Pieces"
||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.
If you are scanning images for the purpose of creating a report, or publishing a family history, then scanning in color or gray scale at 300 dots per inch resolution, will give you the best quality.
Primary evidence is personal testimony or a record created shortly after an event by a person with personal knowledge of the facts.
[Evidence and Documentation]
An ancestor is a person from whom a person is descended, e.g. parent, grandparent, great-grandparent.
The state of Arizona conducted a state census in: 1864, 1866, 1867, 1869, 1872, 1874, 1876, 1880, 1882.
Because the study of our ancestors' lives provides us with a long-term view of humanity, it also reassures us, generation after generation, that people survive.