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Monday, January 1 through Monday, December 31
Family History / Genealogy — Introductory - Writing Family History  (Education/Training)
Brigham Young University Independent Study


Monday, January 1 through Monday, December 31
Family History / Genealogy — Introductory - Helping Children Love Your Family History  (Education/Training)
Brigham Young University Independent Study


Monday, January 1 through Monday, December 31
Family History / Genealogy — Record Type - Famioly Records  (Education/Training)
Brigham Young University Independent Study


Monday, January 1 through Monday, December 31
Family History / Genealogy — Introductory - Introduction to Family History Reserch  (Education/Training)
Brigham Young University Independent Study



Tuesday, August 21
GPS: Finding Your Way Through Tough Research Problems by James Ison, AG  (Education/Training)
8:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Life is good when records with direct evidence exist. Typically that doesn't last long. At some point, one finds only bits and pieces of indirect or conflicting evidence and progress often comes to a screeching halt. This class examines a case study prepared for application to the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) where direct evidence was non-existent in identifying the family of  Jesse Roberts of Greenville County, South Carolina. Key strategies are presented to piece together strands and threads of evidence from disparate sources using the Genealogical Proof Standard.
 
Presenter: James Ison, AG
Jim Ison worked as a manager at FamilySearch for 12 years. He is an Accredited Genealogist. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). He has presented at NGS, FGS, and RootsTech conferences, and other national and regional conferences. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and George Washington University. He lives in Westerville, OH.
 


Wednesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 25
FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) 2018 National Conference  (Conferences-Seminars)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
Federation of Genealogical Societies​ 2018 Annual Conference - On the Three Rivers - Past, Present & Future
 
FGS returns to the Hoosier State in 2018 providing attendees convenient access to Allen County Public Library which houses one of the largest genealogical research collections available with records from around the world.
 
For more information visit: VisitFortWayne.com/FGS2018.


Wednesday, August 22
LCGS New York/New England Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Small Group Meeting Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members researching ancestors in New York State and the New England area.


Wednesday, August 22
Researching Forces Ancestors (England and Wales) by Kirsty Gray  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Do you have a British ancestor who served as a soldier or sailor? This webinar will highlight the sources available over the last two centuries both online and offline, including researching at The National Archives (Kew), in local repositories and museums, to add flesh to the bones of your ancestor's service history.
 
Presenter: Kirsty Gray
Kirsty is a professional genealogist and ‘people finder’ who runs her own research company Family Wise Limited. As a freelance author, she has published articles in family, local and social history magazines and handbooks across the globe. She has been researching the story of her paternal West Country family for many years and, having realised in the late 1990s that her eccentric hobby was called a surname study, co-founded The Surname Society (registering the Sillifant surname) in 2014 to meet the needs of surname studiers in the 21st century. Kirsty published Tracing Your West Country Ancestors in 2013 and is a founder member and was initially Chair (now Secretary) of the Society for One-Place Studies, an international society for family and local historians.
 
Although a relative youngster in the field of genealogy, Kirsty has been involved in family history for over two decades and has lectured on various stages from local to international, on land and at sea. Kirsty has been featured on Qui-Etes Vous? (Who Do You Think You Are?) in Canada, researching the English roots of the opera singer, Marc Hervieux and in 2016, one of Kirsty’s successful adoption stories of 2015 featured on the second series of the BBC’s Family Finders. Having traded in her day job as a school teacher to follow her passion, Kirsty is widely sought after as a family history tutor, lecturer and motivational speaker around the world.
 


Thursday, August 23
LCGS RootsMagic Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members. Call Carol for more information: 239-246-5185.


Thursday, August 23
New Member Workshop  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Come and learn what the Lee County Genealogical Society has to offer! No need to register! Just show up!
(Please use the LCGS private entrance on the southwest side of the building.)
 
If you have questions before then, please contact Carol Rooksby Weidlichr at genhelp@lcgsfl.org.


Tuesday, August 28
How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research by Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage Webinars  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Photographs are an important resource in genealogical research. They add faces to the names in your family tree and teach you about how your ancestors lived. In this webinar, you can learn about the value of photos in discovering and preserving your family history, connecting to the past and present, and sharing your story. 
 
Presenter: Daniel Horowitz
MyHeritage Chief Genealogist, Daniel Horowitz provides key contributions in the product development, customer support and public affairs areas. He holds board level positions at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) among others. Daniel was the teacher and study guide editor for 15 years, of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela.
 


Wednesday, August 29
The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite by Diahan Southard  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
The Y chromosome DNA, with its direct paternal line inheritance pattern, is a powerful tool for any genealogist, male or female, seeking to extend or verify a genealogical line. This lecture will cover basic and intermediate principles of using YDNA verify and extend your pedigree chart.
 
Presenter: Diahan Southard
A microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead her to her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. Diahan's lectures are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.
 



Tuesday, September 4
LCGS Writers Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members.  Call Vickie for more information at 239-437-5737.


Wednesday, September 5
LCGS Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS Members using the genealogy software program Family Tree Maker.


Wednesday, September 5
What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Whether you are new to genealogy or you've been working on your family history for years, incorporating the research of others can always be tricky. Here's how to develop a proven strategy to benefit from the work of other genealogists.
 
Presenter: Thomas MacEntee
What happens when a "tech guy" with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who's also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more.
 
Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to "re-purpose today's technology for tomorrow's genealogy."
 
Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.
 


Friday, September 7
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate by Geoff Rasmussen  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and digital media to your Legacy Family Tree 9 software. Each class is based on a different chapter in his popular book, Legacy 9 Unlocked: Techniques, Tips and Step-By-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy. Watch them in order if you want to  follow the mystery or jump around to capture the instructions.
 
In this class, “Adding a Death Certificate,” you will learn the seven steps of adding a death certificate to Legacy.
 
Presenter: Geoff Rasmussen
Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and as host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello, basketball and bowling. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.
 
He is the author of the recently-released, Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked! and Digital Imaging Essentials.
 


Tuesday, September 11
LCGS Irish Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers
For LCGS members researching ancestors in Ireland. For more information call Mike at (239) 834-3940.


Wednesday, September 12
LCGS DNA Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Please contact Arthur at genresearch13@yahoo.com for more information.


Wednesday, September 12
Examining Migration & Researching Migrants in the British Isles by Julie Goucher  (Education/Training)
8:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
In this presentation we shall examine the reasons for migration and focus on the individual migration groups coming to the British Isles. The United Kingdom is in an interesting position in that it sits within Europe and yet also has been a focal point of Empire, some of which influenced migrants. We shall also explore some of the research opportunities for each of those migration groups.
 
Presenter: Julie Goucher
A family historian for more than 25 years, Julie started her interest into her roots early, encouraged by a series of Great Aunts. Julie's ancestry is primarily from the southeast of England; Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire and her roots are deeply embedded within those three counties. She also has links to Warwickshire and various other parts of the globe – India, Australia and Canada. Julie is half Italian and it was during her pursuit of this part of her ancestry that she formed both a one-name and one-place study. Julie has been a member of the Guild of One Name Studies for over 10 years and is currently secretary and is the former Secretary and founder member of the Society for One-Place Studies. Julie was a founding member of the Anglo Italian FHS and was vice-chair for around 5 years. Having worked within the Pharmacy management profession for over 20 years, a move to Devon was the catalyst to return to study and complete a history degree. Julie is the writer and developer of the successful "Book of Me, Written by You" program, which has been popular as a series of workshops delivered to both professionals and historians, in addition to undertaking research for some clients. Julie is a regular contributor to The In-Depth Genealogist magazine with her column Across the Pond. Julie's book Tracing your European Ancestors is to be published in 2016 by Pen and Sword Books. When Julie is not working or researching her own ancestry she can be found reading, exploring the many National trust properties within the South of England or writing at her blog – Anglers Rest.
 


Thursday, September 13
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


Friday, September 14
Slave Narratives: Telling the Story of Slavery and Families by Ann Staley, CG, CGL  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
The WPA Federal Writers' Project (FWP) of the late 1930's provides us with more than 2,300 first person accounts of former slaves. The slave narratives, with their autobiographical accounts, can provide insight into the institution, rich context, and clues for family research. But how can we use this rich resource? Can they be relied upon? Some of the questions we will discuss are: What is the  history of the slave narratives?Before, during, and after the Civil War. When were they taken? Who were the interviewers? What are the limitations of the narratives? Where can I find the narratives? Offline and Online. How can they be used for research? Names of family members, names of plantations, owners, and their family members; birth, marriage and death information for individuals; context for daily life in particular places.
 
Presenter: Ann Staley, CG, CGL
Ann Staley is an instructor, consultant, trip leader and a lecturer at local, state and national conferences. Raised in Mobile, AL, Ann has been researching her family since 1980 from Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia to France, England, and Germany. She is the Education Chairman and Webmaster for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc.; the Secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild; a trustee of the Florida State Genealogical Society; on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and has been an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 2000.
 


Saturday, September 15
Tracing Your Hispanic/Latino 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:  Bryan Mulcahy, Reference Librarian, Fort Myers Regional Library and LCGS Member Dr. Paul Rivera.
 
Our seminar will focus on research strategies designed to assist patrons in successfully tracing their Hispanic/Latino ancestors throughout the world.
 
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.


Monday, September 17
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers


Tuesday, September 18
Using Lists to Find Proof by Cari Taplin, CG  (Education/Training)
8:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Genealogists examine lists nearly every time we conduct research, whether it be in the form of censuses, tax lists, directories, petitions, and hundreds of others. The Genealogical Proof Standard requires reasonably exhaustive research, analysis and corroboration of evidence. This presentation will demonstrate how lists can be used to meet those standards, and offers methods and tips for  examining lists as a tool for proving the identity of our ancestors.
 
Presenter: Cari Taplin, CG
Cari Taplin is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least that’s what her family told her. As a result, she has been working on finding her true heritage since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio but migrated to Wyoming, Colorado and now Pflugerville, Texas which is just outside Austin. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for several state, local, and national societies and currently serves as the Education Chair for the Austin Genealogical Society, and on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking, research and consultation services. Cari focuses on midwestern states, methodology and researching family legends.
 


Wednesday, September 19
25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know by Lisa Alzo  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Whether you are searching online databases, trying to obtain information from an uncooperative cousin, or need to streamline your research workflow, this webinar will outline 25 simple hacks you can use to get more genealogy done in less time!
 
Presenter: Lisa Alzo
Lisa A. Alzo M.F.A. is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of ten books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles, and writes the blog "The Accidental Genealogist."
 


Thursday, September 20
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:  "Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process" with Drew Smith.
 
The research process includes goals, questions, sources, information, evidence, and conclusions. Learn to use task management software, research logs, and other tools to keep track.


Tuesday, September 25
Importance of Newspapers for family research by Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage Webinars  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Newspapers are a key tool to get information about families in all kind of announcements; but not everybody knows how and where to access them. But the most recent revolution in newspaper technology was done with MyHeritage's Record Matching new technology, designed to automatically find historical records for families in newspapers, comparing important meta-data like places and dates. Learn how  this technology works and how it benefits the users and the newspapers as well.
 
Presenter: Daniel Horowitz
MyHeritage Chief Genealogist, Daniel Horowitz provides key contributions in the product development, customer support and public affairs areas. He holds board level positions at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) among others. Daniel was the teacher and study guide editor for 15 years, of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela.
 


Wednesday, September 26
LCGS New York/New England Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Small Group Meeting Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members researching ancestors in New York State and the New England area.


Thursday, September 27
LCGS RootsMagic Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members. Call Carol for more information: 239-246-5185.



Tuesday, October 2
LCGS Writers Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members.  Call Vickie for more information at 239-437-5737.


Wednesday, October 3
LCGS Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS Members using the genealogy software program Family Tree Maker.


Wednesday, October 3
Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has been collecting genealogical information since 1890 to support both the application process for membership and to honor the service of Patriots. The Society operates a marvelous library in Washington, DC. Over the last few years they have scanned and provided public access to extensive online resources.
 
Presenter: Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. Rick is also a retired colonel having served 31 years in the U.S. Army. He coordinates the Using Maps in Genealogy course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and instructs in the Advanced Methodology, Techniques and Technology, and Advanced Military courses. Rick and his wife Pam coordinate the advanced land course and Researching in Washington, DC, without Leaving Home offered by the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the advanced land course at Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). Rick co-coordinates with Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL, the Law School for Genealogists at GRIP and the FHL Law Library course at SLIG. He also lectures at national conferences and presents nationwide seminars. His areas of expertise encompass records of the National Archives, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, including military records, land records, using maps in genealogy, urban research, and government documents. Rick is experienced in the localities of western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rick is also a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
 


Thursday, October 4
Genealogical Search Techniques on the Internet  (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
Speakers: Carol Rooksby Weidlich, Past President, Lee County Genealogical Society,  and Bryan L. Mulcahy, Reference Librarian, Fort Myers Regional Library
 
Topics to include:
  .   HeritageQuest - Easy researching from the comfort of your home. 
  .   FamilySearch - Fort Myers Regional Library is a designated Library Affiliate of the LDS Family History Library
      offering increased access to records than what is available elsewhere. 
  .   Find My Past - Access to free searches (U.S. records, mostly census; Canadian records and Irish 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.


Friday, October 5
Genealogical Search Techniques on the Internet  (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
Speakers: Carol Rooksby Weidlich, Past President, Lee County Genealogical Society,  and Bryan L. Mulcahy, Reference Librarian, Fort Myers Regional Library​
 
The workshop will focus on websites and social media that provide access to books, maps, newspapers and social media content relevant to genealogical research. They include Google Books, FamilySearch Books, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Google Maps, Library of Congress Maps and Facebook for Genealogy.
 
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.


Friday, October 5
Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence by Geoff Rasmussen  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and digital media to your Legacy Family Tree 9 software. Each class is based on a different chapter in his popular book, Legacy 9 Unlocked: Techniques, Tips and Step-By-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy. Watch them in order if you want to  follow the mystery or jump around to capture the instructions.
 
In this class, “Adding Email Correspondence,” you will learn the six steps of adding information from an email to Legacy.
 
Presenter: Geoff Rasmussen
Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and as host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello, basketball and bowling. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.
 
He is the author of the recently-released, Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked! and Digital Imaging Essentials.
 


Saturday, October 6
Florida Genealogical Society 2018 Fall Seminar - Back...to the Future  (Conferences-Seminars)
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Robert W. Saunders, Jr. Public Library, 1505 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, Florida
D. Joshua Taylor Sessions
  • New Tools and Ideas in Research
  • The Web, the World and YOU
  • Family History: What the Future Holds
CeCe Moore Sessions
  • The Power of DNA: Genetic Genealogy Basic
  • I have my results, Now What?
  • Where will Genetic Genealogy Take Us
A Question & Answer session will take place after the above Sessions
 
Costs:     $50 Members - $60 Non-Members
               $10 Alessi Box Lunch - Sandwich Choices = Cuban / Ham & Cheese / Roast Beef / Turkey
                                                   - Salad Choices = Greek / Grilled Chicken
Free Parking
Door Prizes
 
Mailed Registrations Must be Postmarked by September 22, 2018 - No Walk-Ins
 
For Pre-registration and Seminar FAQ/s visit: fgstampa.org
Contact us at: info@fgstampa.org


Saturday, October 6
Genealogical Search Techniques on the Internet  (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
Speakers: Carol Rooksby Weidlich, Past President, Lee County Genealogical Society,  and Bryan L. Mulcahy, Reference Librarian, Fort Myers Regional Library
 
The workshop will present a comparison of  Ancestry.com vs Ancestry Library Edition and what you can find using fold3 at the downtown Fort Myers Regional Library.
 
Ancestry.com vs. Ancestry Library Edition to include:
  .  Comparison of items available on Ancestry.com and what is not available with Ancestry Library Edition. 
  .  Setting up the User Dashboard.
  .  Using the search function (Records and Category).
  .  My Shoebox
  .  Mobile Apps and Facebook webpage. 
Fold 3 Database - Military and Miscellaneous 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.


Tuesday, October 9
LCGS Irish Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers
For LCGS members researching ancestors in Ireland. For more information call Gary at 239-560-5196.


Tuesday, October 9
On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy by MyHeritage Webinars  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
In this webinar, you will learn how to use your mobile device to expand your family history research. From recording your family's story to sharing your discoveries, your mobile device has a wealth of tools that allow you to continue your research wherever you are. 
 
Presenter: MyHeritage Webinars
MyHeritage is the leading global destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. Our platform and DNA kits make it easy for anyone, anywhere to embark on a meaningful journey into their past and treasure their family stories for generations to come. Our powerful technology does the searching for you, revealing fascinating new details about your family history — effortlessly.
 


Tuesday, October 9
Genealogy Society of Collier County Membership Meeting  (Other Genealogy Societies)
6:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall 4150 Goodlette Road, Naples, Florida
Program: "Native American Pipe Dreams" presented by Vrinda Albrecht. The truth about researching Indigenous Family History.
 
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.


Wednesday, October 10
LCGS DNA Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Please contact Arthur at genresearch13@yahoo.com for more information.


Wednesday, October 10
In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story by Beth Foulk  (Education/Training)
8:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
I always knew my brother was adopted. It wasn't a big deal within our little family.. So when our Mother passed, and the adoption files were uncovered after more than 50 years in the back of a closet, I couldn't have imagined the journey we'd embark on. Pull up a chair. I'll tell you the story....genealogy research and all.
 
Presenter: Beth Foulk
Beth discovered her love of genealogy through her father, who built a 115-name family tree with every family member's name he knew. While Beth continues to research her family, she shares her knowledge through lectures, articles, her blog, and one-on-one assistance. She particularly enjoys speaking at regional conferences. Her focus is Early American Genealogy.
 


Thursday, October 11
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


Friday, October 12
LCGS English Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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.


Friday, October 12
Strategies for Using FamilySearch by Shannon Combs-Bennett  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
As one of the go-to resources for research Family Search is an amazing site that few take the time to explore. Learn how to get more information from this website through search techniques, wiki resources, and more.
 
Presenter: Shannon Combs-Bennett
Shannon Combs-Bennett, owner of T2 Family History, is a speaker and author based out of Virginia. She enjoys teaching about a wide range of topics from DNA to methodology. Currently Shannon is the Creative Director for The In-Depth Genealogist. You can learn more about her at http://t2familyhistory.com.
 


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


Tuesday, October 16
Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research by Julie P. Miller, CG, CGL  (Education/Training)
8:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Have you ever wondered why your ancestor decided to emigrate, how they got there, or how they knew where to go? The answers to these questions could have come from an emigrant guide. Emigrant guides contain instructions and advice for those interested or planning to emigrate. They are useful for gaining insight into the whys and hows of an ancestor's preparation, journey, and settlement in a new  land.  Whether your ancestor sailed across the ocean or traveled across the country, they had questions about the trip and their future home which an emigrant guide often answered.  These guides provided essential information and practical advice about travel, weather, geography, opportunities, and much more. They were aimed at people who were literate and had the means to travel to a new place in order to start a new life. The ideal guide had a table of contents, included maps, was cheap, and was compact for easy carrying. Emigrant guides provide a window into the lives of our ancestors. Learn how to locate the guides and how to use them to understand more about your ancestor's story.
 
Presenter: Julie P. Miller, CG, CGL
 Julie Miller, CG, CGL, FNGS is a full-time professional researcher, speaker, and writer who lives in Colorado. She speaks on a wide variety of genealogy subjects both locally and nationally. Her articles have appeared in the NGSQ, NGS Magazine, and she was the genealogy columnist for her local newspaper, the Broomfield Enterprise, for ten years. Julie is chair of the NGS conference committee, served as conference chair of the 2010 and 2012 NGS conferences, and served on the NGS board from 2006-2014. She has also served on the boards of APG, ISFHWE, Colorado Genealogical Society, and the Colorado Chapter of APG. Julie is a fellow of the National Genealogical Society and was the winner of the 2013 NGS Shirley Langdon Wilcox Award for Exemplary Volunteerism. She has been a volunteer at NARA-Denver for nineteen years. 
 


Wednesday, October 17
Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Few events in America have had the impact of the California Gold Rush and the desire to have a better life; an event that lasted seven short years. The Gold Rush swelled the population of California by the hundreds of thousands. And, it was all for the little flecks of gold that shone so brightly. People rushed in from all over the world. Did it beckon your ancestors, too?
 
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family's history has never left her. With her experience as a former Family History Director, she is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those would include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. She has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, which are also available on www.legacyfamilytree.com and www.amazon.com.
 


Thursday, October 18
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: "AHA! Moments" from our Members.
 
Join us as some of our members share various experiences and discoveries in their genealogical quests.


Tuesday, October 23
True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy by MyHeritage Webinars  (Education/Training)
2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
MyHeritage has brought together many long lost relatives thanks to DNA Matching technology and a huge database of family trees and historical records. In this webinar, our research team will present a few of our favorite heartwarming reunions. 
 
Presenter: MyHeritage Webinars
MyHeritage is the leading global destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. Our platform and DNA kits make it easy for anyone, anywhere to embark on a meaningful journey into their past and treasure their family stories for generations to come. Our powerful technology does the searching for you, revealing fascinating new details about your family history — effortlessly.