Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
"It's All About Family"
Upcoming Programs and Speakers for 2020
 
Our VIRTUAL Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2020
 
 
"Skeletons in the Family Closet:
Dealing with the Unexpected"
presented by Karen A. Fortin
 
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar,
a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually. 
 
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND.
 
Click on the link below to Register:
 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4556552515510312461

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.
 
 
Please check on our Calendar of Events for
the status of other upcoming Membership Meetings, 
Special Interest Group Meetings, and Committee Meetings.


CONGRATULATIONS
to LCGS Member
Dr. Paul R. Rivera
on his recent publication of
"Los Rivera Moran-Murphy:
Discovering the Roots of a Unique Puerto Rican-Irish Family”
 
Paul’s book describes the genealogical and historical
research he did to discover documents and records,
and how he traced the Rivera Moran-Murphy family line
to its origins in Puerto Rico, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal.
 
 
If you are interested in seeing a copy of Dr. Rivera's book, email him with this link.


Fort Myers Regional Library UPDATE

The Fort Myers Regional Library is open to the public!

Monday through Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,

and

Thursday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Even though the genealogy room is closed, you can access the enhanced version of FamilySearch on the public computers on the first and second floors.

 Patrons are now allowed up to two hours per day.

Sessions are for one hour each but they receive a message at the five-minute mark asking if they want more time.  By saying yes, it automatically extends the time.  They also have the option of asking staff members for an extension.

At-home access is also available for Ancestry Library Edition, fold3 Library Editionas well as Heritage Quest, from the library's website by using your Lee County Library System Library Card.



Summer of 2020 LCGS Virtual Genealogy Chat
 
Members watch your emails for these
"pop-up" Virtual Genealogy Chats.
A great way to network with other LCGS members on any brick walls you are encountering and where you might look for information to break those walls down; new websites and research techniques you've been using or would like to use; and any other questions you might have. 
 


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. 
 


Facts and Tips
Online searches - The order you put your search words affects the responses you get.
[Internet]

Your immigrant ancestors had to register for the draft regardless of their citizenship, and draft records may tell you where they came from.
[Military]

A common mistake made in identifying relationships has to do with the official name for the relationship between us and the siblings of our grandparents. Mistakenly we call them great aunts and uncles which is incorrect. The correct terminology is GRAND aunts and uncles.
[Basic Information]

In the Virginia Militia, a Company was suppose to consist of 40 to 64 men, who mustered 56 times a year for drill and training.
[Military]

Book to consider for your personal genealogy reference library: The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation by Maureen A. Taylor and Joan Severa.
[Books]

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