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Sunday, December 3 through Saturday, December 9
33rd Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour  (Genealogy Trips)
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Professionally Assisted Research at the Family History Library. For more information visit: SaltLakeChristmasTour.com
 


Monday, December 4
LCGS Resource Room Open for Members  (LCGS Activities)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
LCGS Resource Room will be open to members on the first Monday of each month. Check out our library, ask a question, find a quiet place to work on your family research.


Monday, December 4
Lakewood Ranch Genealogical Society Membership Meeting  (Other Genealogy Societies)
7:00 pm
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, Salon C, Lakewood Ranch, Florida


Tuesday, December 5
LCGS Writers Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members.  Call Vickie for more information at 239-437-5737.


Wednesday, December 6
LCGS Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members using the genealogy software program Family Tree Maker.


Wednesday, December 6
LCGS Awards Committee Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers


Thursday, December 7
LCGS Twigs Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
An information discussion group for LCGS members. Call Carolyn for more information at 239-549-9625.


Friday, December 8
LCGS English Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS members researching ancestors in England. Call Bev for more information at 239-599-4408.


Saturday, December 9
Writing Your Family History  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:15 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library, South Building Meeting Rooms A-B, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers
Speaker: Vickie Greenlee
Greenlee, Chairperson, Lee County Genealogical Society, Writers Group
 
Writing a family history can seem to be an intimidating experience.  This seminar is designed to make the process simple and enjoyable.
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required.  Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.


Tuesday, December 12
Jewish Genealogy SIG of Lee & Charlotte Counties  (Other Genealogy Societies)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Jewish Federation Office, 9701 Commerce Center Court, Fort Myers, Florida
Group meets every 2nd Thursday of each month year round.
 
For more information please contact Arthur Sissman at genresearch13@yahoo.com


Tuesday, December 12
LCGS Irish Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
For LCGS members researching ancestors in Ireland. For more information call Gary at 239-560-5196.


Tuesday, December 12
Genealogy Society of Collier County Membership Meeting   (Other Genealogy Societies)
6:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall 4150 Goodlette Road, Naples, Florida
“Christmas through the Ages” presented by Joan Cordes-Nay, GSCC Member.
Annual Meeting, Election of Officers and Holiday Celebration
 
We meet on the second Tuesday each month, except July, August and September. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Meeting begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Parking and Hall entrance in back of the church. Guests are welcome at our meetings. Please sign in as a guest when you arrive.


Thursday, December 14
Bonita Springs Genealogy Club Monthly Meeting  (Bonita Springs Genealogy Club)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs


Monday, December 18
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers


Thursday, December 21
LCGS Monthly Membership Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL
Program:  Memories of Christmas Past - the Sequel!



Saturday, January 6, 2018
Heritage Quest Database Demonstration  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:15 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library, South Building Meeting Rooms A-B, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers
Speaker:  Bryan Mulcahy, Reference Librarian, Fort Myers Regional Library.
 
This seminar will feature a live demonstration of all the new research features available since Ancestry added Heritage Quest to their family of databases.
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required.  Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.


Saturday, January 6, 2018
Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society General Meeting  (Other Genealogy Societies)
10:30 am
Mid-County Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd, Port Charlotte, Florida
Program:  Connections: German to English and Back by Ken Weaver.


Thursday, January 11, 2018
Bonita Springs Genealogy Club Monthly Meeting  (Bonita Springs Genealogy Club)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs


Monday, January 15, 2018
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers


Thursday, January 18, 2018
LCGS Monthly Membership Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL
Program: “Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis" with George G. Morgan.
 
Mr. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars and half of "The Genealogy Guys Podcast".


Saturday, January 20, 2018
Women and Western Migration: We Would Have Shot Them  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:15 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library, South Building Meeting Rooms A&B, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, Florida
Speaker:  Gina Hamister – Western Reserve Historical Society, New England Historical Genealogical Register Board of Directors
 
Women played a significant yet hidden role in western migration.  This lecture will cover the real truth about what life was like as our ancestors migrated westward.  Unlike the televised versions about westward migration the real facts will be discussed that impacted their daily lives and life decisions.
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required.  Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.


Saturday, January 27, 2018
News-Press Obituaries & Death Notices: Digital Access Through the Lee County Library System  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library, South Building Meeting Rooms A, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, Florida
Speaker:  Laura Cifelli – Reference Librarian, Fort Myers Regional Library
 
Our digitization process is designed to facilitate faster access to newspaper obituaries appearing in the Fort Myers News-Press We will discuss the digitization project is designed to allow for faster access to the earliest obituaries going back to 1884 through 1932.
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required.  Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.



Saturday, February 3, 2018
Introduction to Genealogy: February Beginners Series  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library, South Building Meeting Rooms A&B, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, Florida
Speaker:  Shirleen Hoffman – President, Hoffman Genealogy Services, Volunteer, Lee County Library System
 
Session One:  Genealogy Basics
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required.  Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.


Thursday, February 8, 2018
Bonita Springs Genealogy Club Monthly Meeting  (Bonita Springs Genealogy Club)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs


Saturday, February 10, 2018
Introduction to Genealogy: February Beginners Series  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library, South Building Meeting Rooms A&B, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, Florida
Speaker:  Shirleen Hoffman – President, Hoffman Genealogy Services, Volunteer, Lee County Library System
 
Session Two: Finding Your Family in the United States Census
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required.  Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.


Sunday, February 11, 2018 through Sunday, February 18, 2018
Caribbean Cruise with The Genealogy Guys on Celebrity Cruises  (Genealogy Trips)
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Maarten
Sponsored by the California Genealoigcal Society. See flyer for more details.


Monday, February 12, 2018
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers


Thursday, February 15, 2018
LCGS Monthly Membership Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL
Program: "Moving On! Transportation, Migration and Your Ancestors" with Dr. Linda Ryan.


Friday, February 16, 2018
Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society 10th Annual Seminar  (Conferences-Seminars)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
24 Twenty-One Event Center, 2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida
"Bringing Back Oue Past: a Tenth Anniversary Celebration" with Baerbel K. Johnson, AG®, professional genealogist and Europena research specialist at the Family History Libray in Salt Lake City.
 
Lecture Presentations include:
  • So You ThinkYou Want to Get Married:Marriage Laws andCustoms in Germany
  • Digital Libraries:A Goldmine for German Genealogists
  • German Archives: Full of Hidden Treasures
  • Good Old-Fashioned Research in the Internet Age
Early Bird Registration (includes lunch) -  Registrations received by January 15, 2018
SWFLGG Members - $30.00
Non-Members - $35.00
 
Registration (includes lunch) after January 15, 2018
SWFLGG Members - $35.00
Non-Members - $40.00
 
*** ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER FEBRUARY 4, 2018 ***


Saturday, February 17, 2018
Introduction to Genealogy: February Beginners Series  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library, South Building Meeting Rooms A&B, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, Florida
Speaker:  Shirleen Hoffman – President, Hoffman Genealogy Services, Volunteer, Lee County Library System
 
Session Three: Using Court House Resources and Vital Records
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required.  Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.