August Meeting: Thrulines: Maximize your Ancestry DNA Results with Patti Smith

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, United States

August Meeting: Ancestry ThruLines: Maximize your Ancestry DNA Results with Patti Smith ~ Understanding how to effectively use ThruLines can help individuals avoid common pitfalls such as the temptation of gathering unverified relatives to grow their family tree, contaminating the Ancestry database with unnecessary and incorrect data, and trusting the accuracy of the family tree […]

September Meeting {Virtual Only}: WikiTree’s DNA Features with Mags Gaulden

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, United States

September Meeting: WikiTree’s DNA Features with Mags Gaulden.  What would happen if there was only one single family tree – in the world? We would all be able to find our ancestors and only have to look once. WikiTree is that; a single, global, family tree. It’s powered by close to 900,000 volunteers all working collaboratively […]

October Meeting: Technology to the Rescue: Tools Every Genealogist Needs in Their Tool Box with Linda Debe

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, United States

Technology to the Rescue: Tools Every Genealogist Needs in Their Tool Box with Linda Debe. Attendees will learn how to work smarter, not harder with free tools from programs to extensions, to built-in features from their operating system. These tools help with organization, research, writing, and plotting land deeds, as well as abstracting, extracting, and transcribing records. There is something for everyone, and who doesn’t love FREE?!?!  

November Meeting: Facebook as a Tool to Break Thru Brick Walls with Drew Smith

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, United States

November Meeting: Facebook as a Tool to Break Thru Brick Walls with Drew Smith. Learn to use Facebook successfully to find living relatives or to share your questions, problems, and brick walls with other genealogists. Speaker will be remote. To attend this program virtually, use the following link to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcuirqzkrGdI9la2Vtz_WEwfdzZxlXnq_ Handout for this meeting […]

December Meeting ~ Holiday Traditions

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, United States

Please RSVP that you are coming and if you plan to bring a dish. That way we make sure there is plenty of food.  To RSVP or to attend virtually, the links are below this flyer... RSVP using this link:  https://us1.list-manage.com/survey?u=4311ea8ec15e86013f829ebb7&id=aacf688f14&attribution=false To attend virtually, click the following link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoceCvqDMrGtIld-aprivuvUOe7hzLdIZi    

Types of Libraries presented by Bryan Mulcahy

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, United States

Join us for our January 2024 monthly meeting with speaker Bryan Mulcahy as he presents his program on Types of Libraries. Libraries are not all the same. From a genealogical research perspective, libraries have rare book collections, periodicals, local history collections, access to online databases, as well as other resources that are unique to that […]

Using Fold3 Library Edition presented by Debra Dudek

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, United States

Join us for our February 2024 monthly meeting with Debra Dudek who will be presenting Using FOLD3 Library Edition. Love it or hate it, Fold3 is cornering the market on American military records online.  Learn how to navigate the site, browse resources effectively, and find the hidden gems on this fantastic database. Visit Debra at her […]

Archival Research for Genealogists presented by Steve Colburn

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, United States

Join us for a Saturday Membership Meeting with Steve Colburn when he presents his program "Archival Research for Genealogists."  This class is designed to help genealogists supplement their family research by going beyond the commonly-used sources with archival materials.  These materials are often not found when using typical, general-purpose databases and online search engines.  We […]

City Directories presented by Bryan Mulcahy

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, United States

Join us for our monthly meeting with speaker Bryan Mulcahy when he presents his program on City Directories. City directories can be very useful for genealogical research, but often are overlooked by genealogists.  In one form or another, city directories have been published in various parts of the United States since the 1700s. They have been […]

Lineage Treasures at the DAR Library presented by Connie Lizak

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, United States

Join us as our speaker Connie Lizak presents her program on "Lineage Treasures at the DAR Library."  The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) operates a major genealogical library at its headquarters building at 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC.  Since its founding in 1896, the DAR Library has grown into a specialized collection of […]

Updates for Researching Online presented by Peg Kaputsiak

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Join us along with our speaker Margaret "Peg" Kaputsiak when she presents her program on "Updates for Researching Online."  For both those new to Genealogy and those long involved in Family Research: 50 websites & examples; new sources; how to verify family lore and stories; how to determine if online family trees are dependable; why […]

Local & County History Books presented by Karen Fortin

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Join us along with our speaker, Karen Fortin as she presents her program "Local & County History Books." Local and county histories are often overlooked resources that can contain a wealth of resources on your ancestors and the places that they lived. This presentation explores the background of local and county history books; what information can be […]