Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Monthly Membership Meetings
Upcoming Speakers for 2017-2018
   
 
21 December 2017 LCGS Members
"Memories of Christmas Past - the Sequel"
 
 
18 January 2018 George G. Morgan
"Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis"
 
15 February Dr. Linda Ryan
"Moving On! Transportation, Migration and Your Ancestors"
 
15 March Regina Negrycz
"GEDmatch and DNA Painter: Mapping Your DNA to Your Chromosomes"
 
19 April Vickie Greenlee
"Writing Your Family History in Bits and Pieces"
 
17 May Turia Clark Day
Overview of FamilySearch.org


Join Us at Our LCGS Monthly Membership Meetings
 
Monthly Membership Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, January through December from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Doors open to members and the public at 9:30 a.m. Our meeting are being held in the Fellowship Room of Cypress Lakes Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida. CLICK HERE for map and driving directions.


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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.


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. 
 


Facts and Tips
When you're doing census, be sure to look at 10-20 families before and after the family you are researching. These folks are the friends and neighbors (and family) of your ancestor. Families do not live alone!
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The practice of double dating resulted from the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.
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Starting in 1880, an Enumeration District consisted of not more than 4,000 persons assigned to one enumerator, or census taker.
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There is no central depository for Colonial Records. They are scattered among the 13 original states.
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Identify all researchers by name for all contributions, including your own.
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