Special Interest Groups

UNPUZZLE your past through participation in Special Interest Groups offered as a benefit of membership at the Lee County Genealogical Society.

Canadian Roots

For LCGS members researching ancestors in Canada. Kim Short is willing to assist individuals by appointment on the 3rd Thursday afternoon of each month from January through April after our Monthly Membership Meeting at a mutually convenient location such as the Public Library or a local restaurant.  For year-round assistance please feel free to contact Kim directly via her email address shown.

Kim Short

English Roots

For LCGS members – The group meets to share information, techniques, ideas, sources, and stories to help further English research. It is an informal sharing and all levels of searchers are welcome. This group usually meets virtually from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of each month.  Contact Bev directly for the link to join.

Bev Sierpina


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.

Ken Weaver


Irish Roots

For LCGS members researching their ancestors from Ireland. This group usually meets from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday afternoon of each month.


Scandinavian Special Interest Group

For LCGS members researching ancestors in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. This group usually meets from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd Friday afternoon of the month year-round. 


Writers Group

Writers Group

For LCGS members wishing to go beyond recording names, dates and places, to interweave interesting facts about their ancestors’ lives, placing individuals in a social and historical context. This group usually meets from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday afternoon of each month.

Teresa Hopgood



You say: “I just got the results of my DNA test, what do I do now?” This DNA SIG can help answer your questions!
Will meet via Zoom on the third Monday of each month at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  (Newbies are invited to join, and meetings will be held that specifically focus on the needs of beginners! )

Arthur Sissman



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