Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Unpuzzle your past through participation in special interest groups offered as a benefit of your membership in the Lee County Genealogical Society. These small, informal groups of interest to researchers include:

 

English Roots Group – for members researching ancestors in England. 
 
This group usually meets from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on the 2nd Friday of each month October through May in the LCGS Research Room at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., in Fort Myers. 
 
 
Family Tree Maker – members meet to discuss application issues, show program operations and features, answer questions by various means including laptop computers for the genealogy software program Family Tree Maker program. 
 
This group usually meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month in the LCGS Research Room at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Beginners are welcome to meet from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
 
 
German Roots Group – for members researching ancestors from Germany and other German-speaking countries.
 
This group usually meets from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of each month October through May in the LCGS Research Room at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 
 
 
Irish Roots Group – for members researching ancestors from Ireland.
 
This group usually meets from 1 pm to 3 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the LCGS Research Room at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 
 
 
Midwest Roots Group – an informal discussion and research group for members whose ancestors lived in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
 
This group meets in the LCGS Research Room at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers during the months of September, October, January, February, March and April. 
 
 
New York/New England Roots Group – of interest to members researching their ancestor who lived in New York and the New England states. This group will focus on how to research various record groups in those states. New York and New England research presents unique challenges. Members will have opportunities to share information about their research experiences in these states.
 
This group usually meets from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month November through May in the LCGS Research Room at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers 
 
 
RootsMagic – Sharing, showing operations and answering questions by various means including laptop computers, using the genealogical software program RootsMagic.
 
This group usually meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, on the 4th Thursday of each month January through October in the LCGS Research Room at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Topic information can be found by clicking here
 
 
Twigs – a forum for discussion, sharing and problem solving.
 
This group usually meets from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the 1st Thursday of each month in the LCGS Research Room at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 
 
 
Writers Group – for members wishing to go beyond recording names, dates and places, to interweave interesting facts about their ancestors' lives, placing individuals in a social and historical context.
 
This group usually meets from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the LCGS Research Room at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 
 
 
Many of our Special Interest Groups also have their own web pages full of information. Check them out today!