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.

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.

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.

Genealogy Workshop: How to Create a Free Google Earth Map for Your Research

Fort Myers Regional Library - Virtual Webinar

Presented by Lisa Louise Cooke: Come to this session and you’ll walk out with potentially thousands of free historic maps organized for your family history research. And the good news is, you don’t need a lot of tech know-how to do it! You’ll learn how to find free digital maps for your ancestral locations, add them as permanent map overlays to Google Earth, and then organize them into your personal map reference collection. We will also cover best practices for keeping them organized so that they continually enrich your research. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.

Genealogy Workshop ~ GEDMatch What Is It and How Do I Use It? ~ Webinar

Virtual Webinar via GoToWebinar - FSGS

Saturday Webinar Program - Program Description: Did you take a DNA test at 23andMe, but your cousin took a test at Ancestry? You cannot compare the two, nor can you see the results for other cousins that test at MyHeritage or FamilyTreeDNA or LivingDNA. GedMatch allows you to look for DNA matches at other testing companies and expand you the population you can compare to. This program, GEDMatch, is part one of a three part series which will be concluded in 2023. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.