Welcome to the Lee County Genealogical Society Marketplace.
Items shown in our Marketplace are available for sale at our monthly meetings (check our Events calendar for the next meeting) or can be ordered through our website by contacting genhelp@lcgsfl.org. 
LCGS offers three books written by or compiled by LCGS Past President Ruth Emmel. Ms. Emmel has donated the proceeds from the sale of her books to the LCGS Youth Outreach program.

Let's Plant a Family Tree: How to Start Your Genealogy Research by Ruth Emmel
A 72-page book to help individuals, especially young people, develop an awareness of who they are, what their heritage is, and how they connect with the world around them.

Written with easy step-by-step instructions, this book will lead individuals through the basic steps about how to uncover the stories and events that make them and their families unique. This hands-on workbook will help them learn the first steps in researching including:
  • How to use Family Group Sheets,
  • How to create Pedigree Charts,
  • How to use maps and develop timelines,
  • How to plan successful family interviews, and
  • Many more hands-on activities.
All of us need to know where they came from and where they are going. This book gives new family researchers both the tools and the appetite to learn more. Makes a great gift anytime!
Start Climbing Your Family Tree Workbook by Ruth Emmel 
A 12-page workbook to start youth on their beginning journey in family research with easy step-by-step instructions.
United States Census Schedules Population and Non-Population 1790-1940, easy to follow census forms compiled by Ruth Emmel.  These forms on 8-1/2" x 14" sheets make it easy to decipher the information found on United States Census records. This book is in its third printing.
Let's Plant a Family Tree: How to Start Your Genealogy Research - $13.00*  
Start Climbing Your Family Tree Workbook - $2.00* 
United States Census Schedules Population and Non-Population 1790-1940 - $15.00*
*includes Florida 6.5% sales tax

Books may also be purchased through the mail.
Contact us for postal rates, which are in addition to the book price.
Upon confirmation of shipping rates, please send your check payable to LCGS to:
Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Attn: Genealogy Book Sales
P. O. Box 150153
Cape Coral, FL 33915-0153

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Ruth Emmel received her B. S. degree in education from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and her M. S. degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She majored in curriculum and supervision. Ruth began her teaching career in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin before moving to the northwest suburban area of Chicago. In both Wisconsin and Illinois, she specialized in teaching middle-grade students. She served on the district’s Curriculum Advisory Council, which recommends and oversees the curriculum changes and new textbook adoptions. Ruth has also authored some teaching materials for Teaching Ink. While teaching Ruth had her students do genealogy research of their families and saw some interesting results that came out of this unit. She had an interest in genealogy before she started to do any research because her parents often talked about family with each other at the dinner table. She has been working on her own research for more than twelve years. Ruth writes articles for our German Roots Group.
The Lee County Genealogical Society has developed partnerships with many Internet websites. These partnerships allow the Society to receive small referral fees, which are used to purchase additional Genealogy Reference Books for the Genealogical Collection at the Fort Myers Regional Library at 2450 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida. We hope when you are purchasing goods and/or services from our partners, you will remember to access them through our website either here in our MarketPlace by clicking on the partner image or at the bottom of our web pages using the banner ads.  Many of our Special Interest Groups have recommended books that may help in your research and maybe found through our partners.
Visitors to our website can link to Amazon.com and any purchases made will result in a referral fee to our Society. Ordering is safe, easy and fast. Some items are eligible for free shipping and some items are not eligible for referral fees. Please see additional information below.*

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LCGS has partnered with Genealogical.com, which publishes both genealogy books and CDs. Genealogical.com is the online home for Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company and Gateway Press. All well-known publishers of genealogical reference books.
The Society will be earning 10% commissions on total purchases excluding shipping, handling, credit card service fees, sales tax and charges for out of print books, order returns, and cancellations.  Many of our Special Interest Groups have recommended books that may help in your research and can be purchased from this partner. We hope you will use this new partnership and view their online catalog of genealogical offerings. Don't forget to check out the Sales and Bargains Tab at the top of their web page.
When shopping whether for gifts or reference materials,
please think of LCGS and our many partnerships.  
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