It's LCGS Renewal Time!
LCGS Member renewals for 2021 are now underway. 
This year you have the option of paying your membership 
dues using PayPal. 
Click on the link below to begin using PayPal for renewing your 
LCGS membership for the calendar year 2021.
Individual Membership Renewal - $25.00
Family Membership Renewal - $25.00 for first member plus
Additional Family Members - $10.00 each, living at the same address.

Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
"It's All About Family"
Upcoming Programs and Speakers for 2020
Our VIRTUAL Membership Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2020
"World War II Displaced Persons: A Stateless People"
presented by Michelle Tucker Chubenko
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar,
a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually. 
Click on the link below to Register:

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.

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.,


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.

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
It's helpful to know the branch of service your ancestor may have served in and whether he was an officer or an enlisted man.

Don't wait around for databases to be added to your favorite genealogy sites. Volunteer to index records at websites like or Ancestry World Archives Project.
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If you can’t locate your ancestors in US passenger lists, try looking in Canadian records. Immigrants often found it easier and less expensive to sail to Canada and travel overland to the United States.

Waterways were the original lanes of communication and transportation.

Joining a Y-DNA surname study, which tests individuals with the same or similar surname to find relationships, also is a good way to make connections.

Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc. is a Florida non-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3), federally recognized non-profit,
tax-exempt organization. Donations, gifts, bequests and contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
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