LCGS 2021 Virtual Membership Meetings
 
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Salem Witchcraft Trials and Genealogy
by Bryan Mulcahy, Reference and Genealogy Librarian
Fort Myers Regional Library
 
The Salem Witchcraft Trials took place during the months of June 1692
through May 1693, in the small farming community of Salem Village,
Massachusetts Bay Colony. Listen as Bryan recounts the village's
social history and historians' theories of what led up to these infamous trials. 
 
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.
 
 
 
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Prospecting for Family History in Unexpected Places
by Annette Burke Lyttle
 
Many records of genealogical value are hiding in places we might not think to look for them. How do we discover those hiding places? Like a prospector searching for the mother lode, we can employ a search strategy to help us uncover a gold mine of information in unexpected places.
 
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.
 
 
 
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
Use multiple search engines online.
[Internet]

There are 13 eastern public land states east of the Mississippi River: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio and Wisconsin.
[Land Records]

Store your original documents in a safe place apart from your working files.
[Basic Information]

The Pequot War (1636-1637) involved New England colonists and the Pequot Indians who lived in the Connecticut River Valley.
[Military]

Ellis Island was owned by a New Jersey merchant-farmer named Samuel Ellis during the American Revolution. After his death the State of New York purchased the island for $10,000.00.It was later sold to the U.S. Federal government.
[Immigration-Emigration]