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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.