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Wednesday, August 28
Using Teams with your Genealogy  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Tessa Keough
 
Have you heard of Microsoft Teams? Whether for an individual, your genealogy business, or any type of group effort (family history or specialized studies), Microsoft Teams might just be the communication and collaboration tool you have been looking for. Come learn how to use it with your genealogy.
 
Viewing times:  2:00pm Eastern, 1:00pm Central, 12:00pm Mountain, 11:00am Pacific
 


Wednesday, August 28
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, August 29
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, September 3 through Wednesday, September 4
Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Paul Milner
 
Learn what maps, gazetteers and directories are available for researching your ancestors in the British Isles. Learn from examples how to make good use of these tools to find where your ancestors are, what they did, when, where, and why they may have moved.
 
Viewing times, Tuesday, September 3, 2019:  10:00 pm Eastern, 9:00 pm Central, 8:00 pm Mountain, 7:00 pm Pacific
Viewing times, Wednesday September 4, 2019:  2:00 am UTC, 12:00 pm AEST
 


Tuesday, September 3
LCGS Program Committee  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am
Small Group Meeting Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers


Tuesday, September 3
LCGS Writers Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members. For more information please call Teresa at 239-541-1150.


Wednesday, September 4
Combining DNA and Traditional Research - In-Depth Case Studies  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Michelle Leonard
 
DNA testing has exploded onto the genealogy scene in recent years and is now one of the most important tools available to advance family tree research. In order to successfully use DNA testing for genealogy, however, it's essential to combine it with traditional research. This presentation will concentrate on several in-depth case studies that demonstrate what can be achieved when you combine long-established research methods with DNA test results. These case studies will cover verification of family tree lines, the breaking of brick walls, the testing of hypotheses and the solving of hitherto unfathomable mysteries.
 
Viewing times:  2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific
 


Wednesday, September 4
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
NO MEETING IN SEPTEMBER.


Saturday, September 7
Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society General Meeting  (Other Genealogy Societies)
10:30 am
Mid-County Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd, Port Charlotte


Saturday, September 7
Florida Genealogical Society - Tampa  (Other Genealogy Societies)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
John F. Germany Public Library Auditorium, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa
Program:  Introduction to GedMatch
You completed your DNA testing and discovered the matches available on your testing company’s site, now learn how to expand your DNA matches.  Drew Smith provides an instructive tutorial on how you can broaden your DNA reach.
 
Program description –
GEDmatch is a free website that allows uploading raw DNA data from DNA testing companies so that the test data can be compared with data from tests taken at different companies. It also provides tools that may not be available at the original testing company. This presentation will focus on the basics of using GEDmatch to match relatives.
 
Biography –
Aside from being the immediate past president of our society, Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library since 2007.  Between 1994 and 2007, he was an instructor for the USF School of Library and Information Science (now the School of Information), where he taught undergraduate-level courses in library/Internet research skills and website design, and graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship and indexing/abstracting.  Prior to 1994, Drew worked for academic computing departments at USF and at Clemson University in South Carolina.  
 
View his complete biography on his website (Aha Seminars).


Monday, September 9
Jefferson County NY Genealogical Society  (Other Genealogy Societies)
6:00 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ives Street, Watertown, NY
Kim Hayden, Jefferson County Records Manager and Historian, “the keeper of the records,” will provide an overview of what Jefferson County records are available and how to best secure copies for genealogical purposes. Kim replaced Jim Ranger, who retired in the recent past, and comes in with fresh set of eyes. She’ll highlight available county records while offering varying insights.
 
Driving Directions:
From Route 81, take exit 44 to Route 232 toward Watertown. Drive 1.1 miles and take the second left turn on to Ives Street Road. Continue straight into the city. The church is the second building on the right; across from Immaculate Heart Central School (IHCS) sporting complex.
 
From Watertown, it is on Ives Street, across from IHCS. Take Washington Street to Barben Avenue. Turn onto Barben Avenue and take it until it ends in a T. Turn left and the church building will be 300 yards on the left, just past IHCS. Or from Watertown, take Massey Street South; veer right onto South Massey and left onto Ives Street. The church building will be on your left, just past IHCS.


Tuesday, September 10
Telling the Story with Maps: Maps of Early Illinois and Where to Find Them  (Education/Training)
Illinois State Genealogical Society
by  Ginger Frere
 
As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." This is also the case with maps. From simple hand-drawn sketches to intricately detailed masterpieces, maps can convey immense detail. They can provide the names of places, distances, topography, geographical features, migration routes, land ownership, boundaries and political jurisdictions. Maps allow us to see the physical relationship between places. Maps can help us answer questions – how did our ancestors get from one place to another?
 
Viewing times:  9:00 pm Eastern,  8:00 pm Central, 7:00 pm Moutain, 6:00 pm Pacific
 
All ISGS webinars are FREE and available to the public when presented live. After the live broadcast, ISGS members can access the archived webinar from the Members Only section and enjoy a replay of it as many times as they'd like!
 
To register for the live broadcast please visit:   https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8652624741277113347


Tuesday, September 10
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 585-437-5333.


Tuesday, September 10
LCGS German Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Small Group Meeting Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members researching their German speaking ancestors.


Wednesday, September 11
Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Blaine Bettinger, P.D., J.D.
 
Phasing is a tool used to separate your DNA into the DNA you received from Mom and the DNA you received from Dad. It requires a tested child and at least one tested parent. The benefit of phasing is that it allows us to test smaller segments which are sometimes too risky to use. Learn how phasing and "Your Evil Twin" tools at GEDmatch can help you examine and test shared DNA segments!
 
Viewing times:  8:00 pm Eastern, 7:00 pm Central, 6:00 pm Mountain, 5:00 pm Pacific
 


Wednesday, September 11
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.


Thursday, September 12
Pathfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society  (Other Genealogy Societies)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL
FamilySearch .org is now one of the largest sources for genealogical records, holding over 2 billion digital images, books and microfilm. At this free presentation, Drew will teach you how to search, save, share and get help with available records.
 
Drew Smith is a genealogy librarian, lecturer, author of three books and a recipient of the Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship. He is a co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast and host of the Genealogy Connections podcast.
 
For more information visit https://pastfindersslc.org/.


Friday, September 13
LCGS Scandinavian 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 their Scandinavian ancestors. For more information please contact Diana Crisman Smith at talkgenealogy@gmail.com.    


Saturday, September 14
From Baltimore to San Juan to Sevilla  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library, South Building Meeting Rooms A-B, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers
Speaker:  Dr. Paul R. Rivera, Lee County Genealogical Society.
 
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our seminar will feature, Dr. Paul Rivera, presenting a case study of how he successfully researched his Puerto Rican heritage.  His PowerPoint will feature photographs and documents as he proceeded through the research process.
 
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 16
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Small Group Meeting Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers


Tuesday, September 17
Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Claire Bettag, CG
 
(Live webinar only - no recording will be available.) Civil law - as opposed to common law - is a legal system that governs private relationships and interactions in most non-English speaking countries. Rooted in principles derived from ancient Roman law, it is the legal system that governs an estimated 60% of the world’s populations, including most European countries. Consequently, researchers tracing ancestral lines outside the United States frequently encounter records created in a civil law tradition. Proper interpretation of those records requires understanding the underlying civil law principles. In the United States only the state of Louisiana is today ruled by civil law, a legacy of the state’s unique colonial history under France and Spain. Colonial records created under civil law are also among the colonial records of California, parts of the Mississippi Valley, the Gulf Coast, and the American southwest. This presentation discusses major legal concepts that affect records and research in civil law societies.
 
Viewing times:  8:00 pm Eastern, 7:00 pm Central, 6:00 pm Mountain, 5:00 pm Pacific
 


Wednesday, September 18
Research Latin America Genealogical Resources on the Internet  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Daniel Horowitz

This webinar will refer to many genealogical and general resources, computer databases, cemeteries, immigration, and citizenship records available in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the Caribbean. Daniel will provide a brief overview of government records available online, how to access them or get in touch with organizations, schools, clubs, cemeteries, newspapers, genealogical societies, and more.

Viewing times:  2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain,11:00 am Pacific
 


Thursday, September 19
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: "Where is the Book with My Family in It?" presented by Drew Smith, MLS.
 
Before beginning their own research, good researchers seek out the research already done by others. Find out how to do an exhaustive search for books, periodicals, and other published or unpublished printed research material that may save you time in your own research.
 
Drew Smith, MLS, the genealogy librarian at the University of South Florida in Tampa, has served on the boards of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Association of Professional Genealogists. He hosts the Genealogy Connection podcast and co- hosts The Genealogy Guys Podcast. Drew's books include Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques and Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher.


Friday, September 20
Martin County Genealogical Society General Membership Meeting  (Other Genealogy Societies)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Robert Morgade Library, Chastain Campus IRSC, 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart, FL
Locating Those Forgotten and Lesser-Known People, Events and Places presented by Alice L. Luckhardt,
Freelance historical and genealogical writer, the author of “Stuart” in the Images of America series of The Stuart News, presents:
 
Guest are always Welcome and Meetings are Free!
Website:  mcgsfl.org                                       
 


Wednesday, September 25
Meaningful Tables and Graphs for Correlation in Family History  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Ruth Wilson Craig, CG

The objective of this webinar is to give viewers concrete examples of how tables and graphs can be used in family history reports and presentations.

Viewing times:  2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain,11:00 am Pacific
 


Wednesday, September 25
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 26
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.


Friday, September 27
The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro!  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Melissa Barker

Learn from a professional archivist how to preserve, protect and archive family records, photographs and artifacts. Best practices for organization, purchasing archival materials and practical records preservation that any home archivist can achieve! Learn how to process your collection of genealogical records from start to finish. Learn the steps archivists use to process small and large records collections at the archives and how you can use these steps to get a handle on your family records collections!

Viewing times:  2:00pm Eastern, 1:00pm Central, 12:00pm Mountain,11:00am Pacific
 


Friday, September 27 through Saturday, September 28
Family History Conference 2019  (Conferences-Seminars)
Dixie Convention Center, St. George, Utah
  • 60 classes
  • 2 Keynote Speakers
  • Free Family Activities
  • Free Exhibit Hall
  • Free Youth Event
  • Entertainment and much more!


Saturday, September 28
2019 DNA Boot Camp - What's New in DNA Tools  (Education/Training)
Hack Genealogy announces its 2019 line up of dynamic, online “boot camps” covering various topics related to genetic genealogy and DNA testing.
 
Throughout the year, DNA Boot Camp online events are open to the public to attend. The cost is minimal (usually $25.99 or less) and each event is scheduled on a Saturday, from:
11:00 am to 2:30 pm Eastern,
10:00 am to 1:30 pm Central,
9:00 am to 12:30 pm Mountain, and
8:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific.
 
When you attend a live DNA Boot Camp, not only do you get to learn from our DNA expert Mary Eberle*, but you have the opportunity to ask questions related to the DNA topic being presented. There are two (2) live webinars, lasting 90 minutes each, and an extensive set of handouts.
 
If you register for a live DNA Boot Camp but can’t attend . . . no worries! Every registrant will receive download links to the recorded webinars as well as the syllabus materials.
 
What's New in DNA Tools
There is an explosion of DNA tools for delving into your DNA test results.  In the first webinar of the What's New in DNA Tools DNA Boot Camp, we’ll review many tools so you can be informed about what’s available.  The second webinar examines one tool, DNA Painter’s Profile tool, in detail.  Profile lets you paint your chromosomes with your ancestors.  Not only is this fun (and highly addicting), but it can help in genealogical research!
 
Join DNA expert Mary Eberle of DNA Hunters for over 3 hours of webinars PLUS some amazing handouts!
  • What's New in DNA Tools: Come explore new tools to analyze your DNA test results: several DNA Painter’s tools, the Leeds method for sorting DNA matches, GEDMatch, DNA Client from DNAGedcom.com for downloading DNA match information into spreadsheets. These tools provide new ways of analyzing DNA test results to maximize your DNA test results.
  • Painting Your Chromosomes with Your Ancestors: Explore a new tool for painting your chromosomes: DNA Painter. You input DNA segments and ancestors shared with your matches. This information is displayed on your chromosomes in a colorful picture showing which DNA segments you inherited from your specific ancestors. Sharing the picture with new DNA matches helps pinpoint your common ancestors.
Visit the DNA Boot Camp page at Hack Genealogy (https://hackgenealogy.com/dna-boot-camp/) for more information or to register for an upcoming DNA Boot Camp
 
 
*DNA Expert Mary Eberle, JD
Each DNA Boot Camp is led by DNA expert Mary Eberle, JD, an experienced genetic genealogist and a DNA expert. She’s a former patent attorney with extensive DNA experience. Mary began her work in the field of DNA research 30 years ago. She now owns DNA Hunters, LLC, which finds people’s biological parents and helps people understand their DNA results. Mary lectures on genetic genealogy throughout the country.



Tuesday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 2
The Stories Behind the Segments  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

DNA evidence helps us break through brick walls and confirm decades of research, while introducing an entirely new generation of people to genealogy. It also allows us to create maps linking specific segments of DNA to our ancestors. But how many of us stop to consider the story behind that mapped segment of DNA on chromosome 13? Or the miles and years traveled by the piece of DNA on chromosome 22? Join me as I examine some of the amazing stories in my chromosome map!

Viewing times for Tuesday, October 1, 2019:  10:00pm Eastern, 9:00pm Central, 8:00pm Mountain, 7:00pm Pacific
Viewing times for Wednesday, October 2, 2019: 2:00am UTC, 12:00pm AEST
 


Tuesday, October 1
LCGS Writers Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members. For more information please call Teresa at 239-541-1150.


Wednesday, October 2
A Day Out With Your DNA  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Diahan Southard

While DNA testing for genealogy is no longer a new idea, many companies are offering a new way to look at your DNA.  In this lecture we will cover the biggest and brightest options, and help you decide where you should take your DNA, and how to make the most of it.

Viewing times:  2:00pm Eastern, 1:00pm Central, 12:00pm Mountain, 11:00am Pacific
 


Wednesday, October 2
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 who use the genealogy software program Family Tree Maker.


Saturday, October 5
Florida Genealogical Society - Tampa, Annual Fall Seminar  (Conferences-Seminars)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
John F. Germany Public Library Auditorium, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa
Topic and Speaker - TBD


Saturday, October 5
DNA Testing and Analysis  (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:  Julia McIntyre, Charlotte County Genealogical Society.
 
Our seminar will cover the fundamentals of DNA testing for genealogists.  DNA evidence helps us break through brick walls and confirm decades of research while introducing an entirely new generation of people to genealogy. It also allows us to create maps linking specific segments of DNA to our ancestors.
 
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 8
Researching Your Illinois Catholic Ancestors  (Education/Training)
Illinois State Genealogical Society
by  Lisa Oberg
 
Since Father Jacques Marquette first visited the area that is now Chicago in the late 17th century, Catholic immigrants have been drawn to Illinois. Germans, Poles, Bohemian/Czechs, Italians, and more recently immigrants from Central and South America, have all settled in significant numbers in Illinois, in addition to other ethnic groups. Catholic records can provide invaluable clues for genealogists. This webinar will provide insight into how Catholicism shaped history and discuss how to locate parish records, what you can expect to find, and how to interpret records when you do find them.
 
Viewing times:  9:00pm Eastern,  8:00pm Central, 7:00pm Moutain, 6:00pm Pacific
 
All ISGS webinars are FREE and available to the public when presented live. After the live broadcast, ISGS members can access the archived webinar from the Members Only section and enjoy a replay of it as many times as they'd like!
 
To register for the live broadcast please visit:   https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2632910729389751555


Tuesday, October 8
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 585-437-5333.


Tuesday, October 8
LCGS German Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Small Group Meeting Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members researching their German speaking ancestors.


Tuesday, October 8
Genealogy Society of Collier County Membership Meeting  (Other Genealogy Societies)
7:00 pm
Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples,FL 34103
Program: “Back Door Friends Are the Best” by Myrna Lewis, GSCC Memberand Administrator GSCC’s Facebook Page. Searching the Ancestry.com Card Catalog will become your new best friend
 
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 the back of the church. Guests are welcome at our meetings. Please sign in as a guest when you arrive.


Wednesday, October 9
50 Records that Document Female Ancestors  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Gena Philibert-Ortega

“Women can’t be found in genealogical documents.” “They are difficult to research.” While these statements can be true, there are records out there that document their lives. We will explore 50 records to consider as you research female ancestors from the colonial period to the 20th century in the United States.

Viewing times:  8:00pm Eastern, 7:00pm Central, 6:00pm Mountain, 5:00pm Pacific
 


Wednesday, October 9
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.


Thursday, October 10
Pathfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society  (Other Genealogy Societies)
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL
Slavery, Quakers, and the Underground Railroad Presentation by Annette Burke Lyttle.
Quakers’ relationship with slavery evolved. Early Quakers kept slaves, but later Quakers felt slavery was incompatible with their beliefs, actively working to overthrow slavery. Learn about this fascinating chapter in our ancestors’ lives.
 
Annette Lyttle “The Heritage Detective”, is a professional genealogist and family historian. She has a Masters degree in English with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
 
Please note: Annette Lyttle’s Genealogy presentation begins at 5:00 p.m. immediately followed by a special appearance by Mayor Ash Celebrating Pastfinders 30th Anniversary.
 
For more information visit https://pastfindersslc.org/.


Friday, October 11
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 11
LCGS Scandinavian 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 their Scandinavian ancestors. For more information please contact Diana Crisman Smith at talkgenealogy@gmail.com.    


Saturday, October 12
Jefferson County NY Genealogical Society  (Other Genealogy Societies)
1:00 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ives Street, Watertown, NY
Author Joyce Hawthorne Cook. In her book, Elmina Spencer: Oswego’s Civil War Battlefield Nurse, Joyce brings this extraordinary 19
th century woman – U.S. Special Agent, nurse, and confidant for Union soldiers into the spotlight. Elmina, a woman devoted to the care and well-being of Union soldiers before, during and after battle. Joyce’s heavily researched piece allows the reader to almost hear the voices of Elmina, her supporters, and Civil war soldiers speaking to us directly.
 
 
Driving Directions:
From Route 81, take exit 44 to Route 232 toward Watertown. Drive 1.1 miles and take the second left turn on to Ives Street Road. Continue straight into the city. The church is the second building on the right; across from Immaculate Heart Central School (IHCS) sporting complex.
 
From Watertown, it is on Ives Street, across from IHCS. Take Washington Street to Barben Avenue. Turn onto Barben Avenue and take it until it ends in a T. Turn left and the church building will be 300 yards on the left, just past IHCS. Or from Watertown, take Massey Street South; veer right onto South Massey and left onto Ives Street. The church building will be on your left, just past IHCS.


Monday, October 14
LCGS Board of Directors Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Small Group Meeting Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers


Tuesday, October 15
Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Claire Bettag, CG

(Live webinar only, will not be recorded.) Civil law notarial records are among the most valuable genealogical resources available. In civil law societies like France, Spain, Italy, (French) Canada, and many other countries, notaries function much like contract lawyers, creating legally binding "authentic acts" (also called contracts or protocols) that regulate private relationships among individuals. These are among the oldest extant types of records, dating in France, for one example, to the 16th century or earlier, and pre-dating church records in some places. They are also packed with information - explicitly stated family data as well as information that can help define an ancestor's family life, social standing, financial status, business and social relationships within a community. This presentation examines the value, content, and location of the most commonly used notarial records, and strategies for using them to further genealogical research.

Viewing times:  8:00pm Eastern, 7:00pm Central, 6:00pm Mountain, 5:00pm Pacific
 


Wednesday, October 16
Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics  (Education/Training)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
by  Melanie D. Holtz, CG

This lecture discusses some of the more advanced records within Italian civil registration: Allegati [birth, death, and marriage supplements/attachments], Cittadinanza [citizenship records] and Atti Diversi [Diverse Acts]. Students will learn how these records can help to fill in the details of an Italian families’ history as well as track them across Italy. and around the world.

Viewing times:  2:00pm Eastern, 1:00pm Central, 12:00pm Mountain, 11:00am Pacific
 


Thursday, October 17
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: "Pandemics, Epidemics, and Diseases Throughout the Years" presented by Peg Kapustiak.
This program is filled with practical examples and presented by an enthusiastic speaker. With 34 examples, sources and websites learn how members of your families survived or did not survive, over the years from current day to the 1300’s. Come and share examples from your families.