Speakers Handouts

Speakers at Lee County Genealogical Society meetings presented the following compilation of handouts and other information.

All notes are the property of the speaker and are for personal research use only. 
Commercial reproduction and/or distribution is prohibited.


2015 Speaker Program
20 June 2015
Debra S. Fleming,
The Ancestry Detective
Census Analysis
21 May 2015 Werner Ropers
13 September  Carol Rooksby Weidlich
inlcuding Mocavo and Old Fulton Post Cards
21 August Jody Riddick
14 September Carol Rooksby Weidlich
20 June
Dr. Ted Childress, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History
16 May Joanne Daerr Ryder
11 May Carol Rooksby Weidlich
17 May Carol Rooksby Weidlich
15 March LCGS Program Committee
16 February Dick Eastman To view Dick Eastman's slide show click here.
19 January
Dr. Ted Childress, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History
found in the Lee County Florida Library System prepared by the
LCGS Program Committee.
12 November
Judy Bishara
Carol Rooksby Weidlich
Carole Troup
Family Tree Maker 2012 - RootsMagic4 - The Master Genealogist
10 September Carol Rooksby Weidlich Tips for Saving and Indexing Documents and Images
16 June David T. Childress, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History
How Did Our Ancestors Come to America?
19 May David T. Childress, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History
How Did Our Ancestors Come to America?
14 May Carolyn Ford The Hows and Whys of
Organizing Your Genealogy Research
17 March Kim V. Garvey, M.I.L.S. We Are All Atlanticists Now
Immigration & the Atlantic World Model
17 June Carol Rooksby Weidlich That's Entertainment!
Silent Movie Stars
20 May Neil Smith Historical Events that Impacted our Ancestors'
Lives and the Records They Generated
Women Activists
21 January Judy Bishara World War I and Immigration
World War I Era Records
14 November Carol Rooksby Weidlich Timelines
Using Time as a Tool
18 June Joanne Daerr Ryder Surname Search
Ya Gotta Think Out of the Box!
19 February Carolyn Ford Conversations with Carolyn
"If I Had Known Then What I Know Now"
16 October Carol Rooksby Weidlich Is There a Witch in Your Family?
Victims of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692
Associated Daughters of Early American Witches
18 September Carolyn Ford  Ancestors in the News:
 Using Newspapers to Document the Lives of Real People
13 September Carol Rooksby Weidlich Preserving Family Archives:
Organizing Your Research Materials
Using Favorites for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Home and XP
19 June Dr. Eric Strahorn
Oral History
Oral History and Local History Bibliography
Oral History Association -
established in 1966 to bring together all individuals interested
in oral history as a way of collecting human memories.
U.S. Army Guide to Oral History by Stephen J. Lofgren
10 November Carol Rooksby Weidlich Mistakes
The 10 Most Common Mistakes We Make in Our Family Research
Genealogy Memorandum to My Last Will and Testament
18 October  Ken Sonne, Jr. "Grave Secrets"
Discovering Funeral Home and Cemetery Records 
 17 May  Carol Rooksby Weidlich

Church Records
Part 1 - The Challenge of Church Records
Part 2 - The Challenge of Church Records -
Definitions, Books, and Websites
Part 3 - The Challenge of Church Records - Denominational Archives and Repositories

19 April Susan Snow In the Law and in Genealogy
Some Evidence is Better Than Others
11 November Rita Rawlins Records Created by Immigration: 
The Minor Ports    
9 September Carol Rooksby Weidlich Entering Immigration Data into Your Computer Software Program: 
~ Family Tree Maker ~ PAF ~ The Master Genealogist
Now what do I do with all this information?
19 January Carol Rooksby Weidlich Timelines as a Tool to Discover Your Ancestor
Timeline Web Sites
  Bryan Mulcahy Timelines 
10 September Bob Batty
Carolyn Ford
Bibliography - Cemetery Research State Libraries and Archives
12 March Carol Rooksby Weidlich Internet Genealogy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Mailing Lists and Message Board