NGS 2024 Virtual Family History Conference ~ Expanding Possibilities

The National Genealogical Society Family History Conference is a premier annual event for family historians, professional genealogists, hobbyists, and history buffs. There are also special events planned for organizations: societies, libraries, archives, and museums. The NGS 2024 Family History Conference, Expanding Possibilities, will be online. Attendees can choose from dozens of new lectures for family history researchers at all […]

GSCC ~ Canadian eSIG ~ Who’s Who? YouTube and other online videos for genealogy—Linda Ryan

CANADIAN eSIG  Date: Meets on 4th Tuesday of the month September through May (No meeting in December) Time: 2 pm to 3:30 pm EDT online via ZOOM Website: https://alsqda.wordpress.com Email:  thegscccanadianesig@gmail.com We are pleased to announce that our programs will now include a live presentation at the start of each Zoom meeting; a brief presenter question and […]

FMRL ~ Mining the Genealogical Gems in Libraries and Archives presented by Connie Lizak

Fort Myers Regional Library - Virtual Webinar

Mining the Genealogical Gems in Libraries and Archives presented by Connie Lizak. As genealogists, we are always looking for evidence to prove identity, relationships, and events.  This presentation will offer new ideas for locating resources in libraries and archives, both brick, mortar and digital. For more information and to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8687795958873992278

Updates for Researching Online presented by Peg Kaputsiak

Zoom via LCGS

Join us along with our speaker Margaret "Peg" Kaputsiak when she presents her program on "Updates for Researching Online."  For both those new to Genealogy and those long involved in Family Research: 50 websites & examples; new sources; how to verify family lore and stories; how to determine if online family trees are dependable; why […]

FMRL ~ Determining an Italian Ancestors Town of Birth presented by John Bifano

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

Saturday, July 13th – John Bifano – Live Presentation Meetings Rooms AB -  Topic:  Determining an Italian Ancestors Town of Birth - In Italian genealogy, it is critical to determine an ancestor's town of birth since civil and church births, marriages and deaths were recorded at the town and parish level. Sources for this information […]

Local & County History Books presented by Karen Fortin

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Join us along with our speaker, Karen Fortin as she presents her program "Local & County History Books." Local and county histories are often overlooked resources that can contain a wealth of resources on your ancestors and the places that they lived. This presentation explores the background of local and county history books; what information can be […]

FMRL ~ Locating and Using Online Italian Civil and Church Records presented by John Bifano

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

Saturday, July 27th – John Bifano – Live Presentation Meeting Rooms AB -  Topic: Locating and Using Online Italian Civil and Church Records - Once an ancestor's town has been definitively identified, there are three major sources for locating records in that town: FamilySearch, Italian Parish Records, and Antenati.  Italian Parish Records and Antenati are […]

FMRL ~ Building and Understanding Family Trees presented by Eric Migdal

Fort Myers Regional Library - Virtual Webinar

Tuesday, August 13th – Eric Migdal – Virtual – Topic:  Building and Understanding Family Trees - This workshop will discuss building and understanding family trees, including the differences of pedigree and family group trees, gathering accurate information, understanding, and analyzing relationships.

Jurisdiction Explained: Finding New Avenues of Research for Your Family presented by Diana Elder

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Join us along with our speaker, Diana Elder who will be presenting her program "Jurisdiction Explained: Finding New Avenues of Research for Your Family." Exploring each level of record keeping for a locality can reveal additional records for a research subject. Learn about records on the town, city, county, state, regional, and federal levels and how […]

FMRL ~ Using U.S. Census Records presented by Kaaren Linton

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

Saturday, September 7th – Kaaren Linton – Live Presentation Meeting Rooms AB – Topic: Using U.S. Census Records – US Census records are a valuable tool in tracking your family history. Each census collected different information that is so helpful. Learn what types of information were collected, when, and how to best use this information […]

Making the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, IN Your Research Assistant presented by Curt Witcher

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

Join us along with our speaker, Curt Witcher when he presents his program "Making the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, IN Your Research Assistant." The presentation will cover how to explore the holdings and datafiles of the Genealogy Center both to plan a research trip to Fort Wayne and, especially, to use the Genealogy Center […]

FMRL ~ Overcoming Brickwalls, Research Challenges, and Dead Ends presented by Bryan Mulcahy

Fort Myers Regional Library - Virtual Webinar

Tuesday, October 1st  - Bryan L. Mulcahy – Virtual – Topic:  Overcoming Brickwalls, Research Challenges, and Dead Ends - Dead-ends, also known as brick walls, are occupational hazards for genealogists.  These challenges are an inevitable part of the genealogical research process.  The good news is that many dead ends can be overcome with patience and […]