Membership Meeting: 10 Things to Do Before Leaving a Library or Archives

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL

July Meeting: 10 Things to Do Before Leaving a Library or Archives, Melissa Barker:  Have you ever gotten home from a genealogy research trip and said to yourself "I forgot to do that!" Learn the 10 things genealogists should do before they leave a library and archives to make their research trip a success. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.

DNA SIG

The agenda is a potpourri of topics - most proposed by a distinguished group member - Thanks!!  This is in no particular order and don’t know if I will get to all of them.  If you favor the answer to a particular topic, let me know in your RSVP! Trees on Ancestry: Question: You mentioned that you have […]

LCGS Writers Group

Whether you are a beginner or have been writing for years, you are welcome to join us.  Each month, the group chooses from over 260+ topics to write and share at the next month's meeting. The LCGS SIG Writers Group meets virtually on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  Meeting virtually is a great way to stay motivated in your genealogy research. If you are interested in participating, please contact Teresa Hopgood at Travelgirl757@yahoo.com.

English Roots ~ SIG

English Roots For LCGS members researching ancestors in England. This group usually meets virtually from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the 2nd Friday of each month from August through May. Contact Bev Sierpina if you are interested in joining this SIG. Bev Sierpina bev.sierpina@gmail.com 239-599-4408

Membership Meeting: Preparing for a Library Research Visit Bryan Mulcahy

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL

August Meeting: Preparing for a Library Research Visit, Bryan Mulcahy: Libraries offer a wide variety of resources, both print and online, to enhance genealogical research. The key to  success is to devise a research plan prior to your visit. Advance preparation is essential. You must know who you are researching, what information you hope to find, what resources are available, and where to find them. A well-organized genealogist is the most effective researcher. This seminar discusses numerous resources you can use to prepare for the most effective genealogical research trips you'll ever make. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.

DNA SIG

The agenda is a potpourri of topics - most proposed by a distinguished group member - Thanks!!  This is in no particular order and don’t know if I will get to all of them.  If you favor the answer to a particular topic, let me know in your RSVP! Trees on Ancestry: Question: You mentioned that you have […]

Fort Myers Regional Library – Beyond the Usual Sources: Using Government and Archival Materials

Fort Myers Regional Library - In Person 1651 Lee Street, Room A & B, Fort Myers, FL

Beyond the Usual Sources: Using Government and Archival Materials Speaker: Steve Colburn This seminar will help patrons supplement their genealogical research using governmental, library, and archival materials. We will cover some of the most productive but lesser-known sources that often enhance the research process and patron success. Registration link forthcoming.

German Roots ~ SIG

German Roots ~ For LCGS members researching ancestors from Germany and other German-speaking countries. This group usually meets on the first Thursday morning of each month from September through April from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Contact Ken Weaver directly to join this SIG. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.

LCGS Writers Group

Whether you are a beginner or have been writing for years, you are welcome to join us.  Each month, the group chooses from over 260+ topics to write and share at the next month's meeting. The LCGS SIG Writers Group meets virtually on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  Meeting virtually is a great way to stay motivated in your genealogy research. If you are interested in participating, please contact Teresa Hopgood at Travelgirl757@yahoo.com.

English Roots ~ SIG

English Roots For LCGS members researching ancestors in England. This group usually meets virtually from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the 2nd Friday of each month from August through May. Contact Bev Sierpina if you are interested in joining this SIG. Bev Sierpina bev.sierpina@gmail.com 239-599-4408

Membership Meeting: Quaker Migration Before and After the Revolutionary War

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL

September Meeting: Quakers, by their very nature, create records. Their "Certificates of Removal" allow us to trace the movement of Quakers between monthly meetings. Prior to the Revolution, they migrated south, after the Revolution, they headed northeast and then west. There were several reasons for Quaker migration from better opportunities to getting away from the southern slave economy. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.