LCGS 2021 Membership Meetings
Lee County Genealogical Society will once again have
in-person Membership meetings.
Those members and guests that would like to attend
our in-person meetings may join us in the 
Fellowship Hall of the Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church
8260 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with our meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m.
If our presenter is remote, those in attendance at the church will be
able to view the presentation projected onto a large screen in the
Fellowship Hall while those at home may watch virtually,
as we have done since March of 2020. 
If the presenter is giving a live program in the Fellowship Hall
 the webinar will stream from the church.
Coronavirus Guidelines:
  • Masks are discretionary for everyone.
  • Social distancing is encouraged and seating will be spaced accordingly.
  • We ask attendees to bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • Please do not attend the meeting if you are feeling ill, have a fever, cough or runny nose, of if you have been exposed to COVID-19 positive individuals within the two weeks prior to our meeting.
Refreshments will not be served at our in-person meetings,
so please feel free to bring a beverage of your choice.
For our members and guests that would like to attend our meeting virtually,
please register using the links below.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
DNA: What to Expect When You're Testing
by Janeen Bjork
The AncestryDNA, the 23andMe and MyHeritage marketing campaigns
have been great successes and have led millions of people to order test kits.
Maybe you've already taken a test and need help understanding your results.
Or you have been thinking about it but wanted to know more before
you made the commitment. You are encouraged to bring your questions
and your relatives who are reluctant to test.
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar,
a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually
sponsored by the Florida State Genealogical Society
You must pre-register to attend:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an "invitation" and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 10 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. We will join you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation.

Facts and Tips
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