Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
"It's All About Family"
Upcoming Programs and Speakers for 2020
 
 
20 February Peg Kapustiak
Pandemics, Epidemics, and Diseases Throughout the Years
 
19 March C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL
The Everyday Life of our Ancestors
 
16 April Diana Crisman Smith
FamilySearch Wiki
 
21 May Gretchen Fisher
DNA in the Family -  
Members Perspectives
 
 


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.


Family History Center Assistance in Southwest Florida
Family History Center
4935 23rd Court SW, Naples, FL 34116
 
Open for genealogy research assistance:  
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Wednesdays 
9:00 a.m. - Noon - Saturdays.
 
All other times by appointment with Kaaren Linton. 
Call Kaaren at 239-261-1754 or Email Kaaren at flalinton@gmail.com.


Quick link to the Fort Myers Regional Library
 


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. 
 


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.


Facts and Tips
Tracing the family medical history helps your children and grandchildren to take preventive measures with their own health.
[Basic Information]

Wisconsin was carved from Michigan Territory. If you are searching early Wisconsin areas, don't forget to search in Michigan.
[Land Records]

In City Directories look at who lived near your ancestor. Were they relatives or neighbors from the same home town?
[Basic Information]

Revolutionary War (1775-1783) records held by the National Archives (NARA) are incomplete due to many being destroyed by fire during the War of 1812.
[Military]

Screenshots are a great way to save information from genealogy websites and resources without printing.
[Internet]

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