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.

Membership Meeting: The President and the Devilfish with Robert N. Macomber

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

October Meeting: The President and the Devilfish, Robert N. Macomber:  An amusing look at Theodore Roosevelt, one of the most unusual visiting fisherman and conservationists who made a lasting impact on our SWFL coast. Learn about his expedition to SWFL in search of a world record Devilfish. One LCGS member, attending the meeting in person, will receive an autographed copy of Robert’s newest hardback book “Code of Honor: a Peter Wake Novel” due out on May 15, 2022 and an “onward & upward” hat. The winner will receive their prize at the meeting. Robert Macomber will have his books available for sale before and after the meeting. Credit Cards will be accepted. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.

Membership Meeting: Using Land Records to Track a Migrating Family

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

November Meeting: Using Land Records to Track a Migrating Family, Kimberly Powell:  This case study demonstrates the use of local, state, and federal land records - in conjunction with other records - to establish linkages and track migration from coast to coast through several  generations of a pioneer family. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.

Membership Meeting: Organizing Your Research Trip

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

December Meeting: Organizing Your Research Trip, Drew Smith:  Leaving home to do research will be most successful when you plan and prepare. Learn exactly what to do before, during, and after the trip. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.