Membership Meeting: The Fascinating Story of the Concord (the Other Mayflower)

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

April Meeting: The Fascinating Story of the Concord (the Other Mayflower), Lori Coffey Lee County Genealogical Society will once again have in-person Membership meetings. Those members and guests that would like to attend our in-person meetings may join us in the Fellowship Hall of the Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. Doors open at 9:30 […]

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 […]

Membership Meeting: What Can You Find in the 1950 Census – And HOW

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

May Meeting: Presented by: Diana Crisman Smith ` What Can You Find in the 1950 Census - And HOW. We've been anxiously awaiting the 1950 U,S. Federal Census. Now it's here - do you know what to do with it? We'll look at how to figure out who you want to find; how to locate them in the census; the differences between the various sites hosting the census; what's in the census; where to find more information and help; and see if we can answer some questions that you have already encountered. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.

Fort Myers Regional Library – Research Italian Ancestors – Part One

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

Researching Italian ancestors can be challenging. Local expert John Bifano will help you learn strategies for finding your ancestor's Italian birth town and approximate birth year by combing through various resources. Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.

Fort Myers Regional Library ~ Taking a “Stand”: Understanding German Social Status [Webinar – Virtual Only]

Fort Myers Regional Library - Virtual Webinar

Taking a "Stand": Understanding German Social Status presented by: Ken Weaver ~ Understanding the German word "Stand" is an important one in unlocking your ancestor’s life in centuries gone by.  The term dates back to feudal times and impacted life in the German-speaking territories until the 20th century.  This presentation will examine the history of the concept, its evolution into its more modern meaning of one’s profession and will assist participants with records and resources to unlock your ancestor’s Stand. 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.

Ancestry DNA7 Matching Workshop

Fay Brett of the GSCC DNA SIG and I, Arthur Sissman, are inviting you to a AncestryDNA7 Matching Workshop Wed June 8, 2022 2-5pm  EDT Zoom RSVP requested. If you want to participate in this workshop (limited to 15 people), send an email to genresearch13@yahoo.com.

Goals:
- Learn to use multiple devices: follow Arthur on Zoom while using my own data to learn how to manipulate the AncestryDNA Matching website on your own computer.
- Learn how to up-date your profile to communicate better with other researchers - see Arthur’s as example: AS profile on Ancestry.com .
- Learn how to make a Profile Tree (Ex: me, my parents, and ancestral grandparents as far back as I can go) to put on other websites to attract matches.
- Learn how to use terms like: Shared DNA, segments, Longest segment, centimorgan, Shared matches, Triangulation, Full cousins, Half cousins, Endogamy, Generation of Connection (MostRecentCommonAncester -MRCA) etc.
- How to use filters, notes, etc.

Questions or comments - email genresearch13@yahoo.com or call 954-328-3559.
Sign up today - only 15 slots remain!

Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.

Membership Meeting: Psychology of Searching [Virtual Webinar Only ~ No In Person]

Virtual Webinar via GoToWebinar - FSGS

June Meeting: Psychology of Searching, Dr. Penny Walters:  Dr. Walters explains that compiling pedigrees was needed for landed gentry, but genealogy is now a popular hobby. This session will look at kinship, homelands, heritages, race memory, becoming obsessed with searching, and putting all the pieces of our jigsaw puzzle together. Why do we research ancestors we share so little DNA with? Are we searching for who they were, or who we are? Click on the program title or photo for more information on this event.

Fort Myers Regional Library – Research Italian Ancestors – Part Two

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

Local expert John Bifano will review the best online resources for locating and transcribing your Italian ancestors' civil and church records. We will examine records from the Napoleonic, pre-unification, and modern time periods. 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.