Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
"It's All About Family"
Upcoming Programs and Speakers for 2020
 
 
Our July 16, 2020, Membership Meeting Program
MAKING THE MOST OF FAMILYSEARCH
will be presented by LCGS Member
Diana Crisman Smith
 
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar,
a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually. 
 
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND.
Click on the link below.
 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1945018884809226509

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an “invitation” and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. 
About 10 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. 
We will join you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with
our scheduled presentation.
 
 
Please check on our Calendar of Events for
the status of other upcoming Membership Meetings, 
Special Interest Group Meetings, and Committee Meetings.


Summer of 2020 LCGS Virtual Genealogy Chat
 
Members watch your emails for these
"pop-up" Virtual Genealogy Chats.
A great way to network with other LCGS members on any brick walls you are encountering and where you might look for information to break those walls down; new websites and research techniques you've been using or would like to use; and any other questions you might have. 
 


Fort Myers Regional Library UPDATE

The Fort Myers Regional Library is open to the public!

Monday through Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,

and

Thursday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Even though the genealogy room is closed, you can get the enhanced version of FamilySearch on the public computers on the first and second floors.

 Patrons are now allowed up to two hours per day.

Sessions are for one hour each but they receive a message at the five-minute mark asking if they want more time.  By saying yes, it automatically extends the time.  They also have the option of asking staff members for an extension.

At-home access is also available for Ancestry Library Edition, fold3 Library edition, as well as Heritage Quest, all accessible from the library's website by using your Lee County Library System.



Quick link to the Fort Myers Regional Library
 


Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Blvd, South, Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
 
 
Southwest Florida (Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry,
or Glades) community residents:
You may get a free FGCU Library Borrower's Card
by filling out an application and showing proof of residence 
at the Circulation Desk.
See the Library's Circulation Policy for more information. 
 


Genealogy
 
Genealogy is the study of your family’s history, which is a personal record of your ancestors. Through your research you learn about when and where they were born, who they married, who their children were, where they lived and worked, and how you fit in your overall family tree.

Learning about your family history usually starts at home by talking with family members and recording information about your ancestors. You may have useful sources at home such as birth certificates, obituaries, wedding announcements, a family Bible, etc.  Read these documents carefully – you may find some information about that ancestor or relative that you didn’t know before.  These documents may also prove or disprove some of those family stories you grew up with.

You may find that others in your family or extended family have already done genealogy research on your family.  Don't hesitate to ask close or distant relatives if they have already started researching your family.


Facts and Tips
California conducted a state-wide census in 1852, but it is highly damaged.
[Census]

Book to consider for your personal genealogy reference library: The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Germanic Ancestry in Europe by Jim Beidler.
[Books]

A family association or family organization is formed by people who share a common ancestor or surname.
[Basic Information]

Start with yourself and work backwards in your family tree.
[Basic Information]

Lineage socities' books should be used as a guide only as the information may not be correct.
[Basic Information]

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