Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
is proud to present
a half-day seminar with
 
Lisa Louise Cooke
 
Author, Keynote Speaker,
and Host of the free
Genealogy Gems Podcast at
 
 
Lisa will present two separate sessions:
 . The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology – a must for every genealogist!
 
 . Using Google Earth Pro for Genealogy – learn how to identify old photos, plot and virtually visit your ancestor’s homestead, and incorporate historical maps into your genealogy.
 
She will have many of her publications available for sale before, during the break and after her presentations.
 
Registration for LCGS Members is $25.00 per person.
Registration for Non-LCGS Members is $35.00 per person.
 
Registration ends at midnight 1 March 2019.
 
REGISTRATION OPEN - LIMITED SEATING - NO WALK-INS
 
Learn more about Lisa Louise Cooke by visiting Lisa's:
 
More information and registration - CLICK HERE
 
*This course is not affiliated with Florida Gulf Coast University as a sponsor.
 
The FGCU Campus is a tobacco-free campus.
 
The use of cigarettes and other tobacco products in University-owned or leased buildings or on the University premises is prohibited.
 


Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
"Moving forward - Moving backward - Moving forward"
Upcoming Programs and Speakers for 2019
 
 
21 February
LCGS Member
     Carol Rooksby Weidlich
 
 
 .. FunStuff for Genealogists
 .. LCGS Volunteer Recognition
     and Awards
 
21 March Donna Moughty
My DNA Journey
 
18 April LCGS Member Panel
Beyond the Borders - Europe
 
16 May Marie Overman
Newspaper Research -
Another Source to Track Those Interesting and Elusive Ancestors
 
20 June
LCGS Member
     Norman Jones
"I Knew There Was Blue Blood Somewhere!"
 


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 Lake Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress 
Lake Drive, in Fort Myers. CLICK HERE for a map and driving directions.


Quick link to the Fort Myers Regional Library
 


Genealogy
 
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.
See the Library's Circulation Policy for more information. 
 


Facts and Tips
The inaccuracy of early maps and land grants often created land disputes in New England’s Colonial era.
[Land Records]

Make sure you cite your sources!
[Basic Information]

Funeral and memorial cards may supply information that obituaries do not.
[Basic Information]

Network with other researchers.
[Basic Information]

Alternative records to use for searching your ancestor's life may include: the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, death certificates, family Bibles, letters and diaries, military pension and service files, naturalization records, passports, school records and Social Security Applications.
[Basic Information]

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