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Thursday, February 23
LCGS RootsMagic Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members. Call Carol for more information: 239-246-5185.


Thursday, February 23
LCGS Resource Room Open to Members  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
LCGS Resource Room will be open to members on the third Thursday afternoon from January through October. Check out our library, ask a question, find a quiet place to work on your family research.


Friday, February 24
LCGS Midwest Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members. Call Carolyn for more information: 239-549-9625.


Saturday, February 25
Pinellas Genealogy Society 2017 Seminar Featuring Lisa Louise Cooke  (Other Genealogy Societies)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, Florida
Lisa Louise Cook Seminar Topics:
  • Google Tools & Procedures for Solving Family History Mysteries
  • Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers
  • Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye – 9 Strategies for Finding Living Relatives
  • Future Technology and Genealogy – 5 Strategies You Need
 
Break Out Speakers include:
  • Debbe Hagner: How do I Organize My Genealogy Records?
  • Debra Fleming: What's New at FamilySearch.org with Focus on 'Memories'
  • Liz Pearson: English & Welsh Family History: Useful Online Research Resources
Member registration fee - $40.00 and includes lunch.
Non-Member registration fee - $45.00 and includes lunch.
Attendees registration fee after February 18, 2017 or at the door - $50.00 and may not include lunch.
 
Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. She is Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show available at www.GenealogyGems.com, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app. Her podcast brings genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world, and recently celebrated 1.5 million downloads!
 
 


Saturday, February 25
Introduction to Genealogy: February Beginners Series  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:15 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library, South Building, 1651 Lee Street, Meeting Rooms A & B
Speaker:  Shirleen Hoffman – President, Hoffman Genealogy Services, Volunteer, Lee County Library System
Session Four: Using Other Resources for Locating Ancestor
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required. Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.


Sunday, February 26 through Sunday, March 5
2017 Eastern Caribbean Genealogy Cruise  (Conferences-Seminars)
Sailing The Celebrity Silhouette in the Eastern Caribbean
 
3rd Annual Genealogy Cruise to the sunny Eastern Caribbean for a week of great fun and learning aboard Celebrity Silhouette.  The Celebrity Silhouette encompasses all the amenities and grandeur of a 5 star resort hotel while sailing to some of the most interesting destinations in the Caribbean. Indulge in five course gourmet dining, marvel at spectacular nightly entertainment, and ashore, explore the uniqueness of each port-of-call.
 
Hosted by Gary and Diana Smith, internationally known professional genealogists who have also organized several genealogy cruises in the past. On the 2017 cruise, they will be joined by Donna Moughty and Dick Eastman. Both Donna and Dick will be teaching throughout the cruise, and available for one-on-one consultations to address your individual genealogy questions. Topics such as technology, Internet, Ireland, Scandinavia, Britain, census records, family health, organizing, immigration, land and more than 20 hours of discussion and learning are proposed for the agenda. All the genealogy activities take place in private meeting rooms both in the morning and afternoon on the days at sea. We will have meeting rooms available each evening after dinner for those who wish to continue their genealogy discussions. 


Sunday, February 26 through Wednesday, May 30, 5201
2017 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Genealogy Cruise   (Genealogy Trips)
Your hosts, Gary and Diana Smith, invite you to join them and renowned genealogists, Donna Moughty and Dick Eastman, on tthe 2017 7-night Eastern Carribbean Cruise where you will enjoy genealogy programming and learning aboard a luxury cruise ship with other amateur and professional genealogists.  Travel is arranged by one of the oldest and largest cruise only agencies in the world, Cruise Everything. 
 
Both Donna and Dick will be teaching throughout the cruise, and available for one-on-one consultations to address your individual genealogy questions. Topics such as technology, Internet, Ireland, Scandinavia, Britain, census records, family health, organizing, immigration, land and more than 20 hours of discussion and learning are proposed for the agenda. All the genealogy activities take place in private meeting rooms both in the morning and afternoon on the days at sea. We will have meeting rooms available each evening after dinner for those who wish to continue their genealogy discussions.
 
Call our official cruise consultant, Herb Tinley at 1-800-959-SHIP, ext. 12 or (239) 275-1717, ext 12 for additional details.
 
 


Tuesday, February 28
LCGS New York/New England Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members. Call Carolyn for more information:  239-549-9625.



Wednesday, March 1
LCGS Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members using the genealogy software program Family Tree Maker.


Thursday, March 2
LCGS Twigs Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
An information discussion group for LCGS members. Call Carolyn for more information at 239-549-9625.


Saturday, March 4
Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society (SWFLGG) Meeting  (Other Genealogy Societies)
German Genealogy Scavenger Hunt with Julia McIntyre.


Saturday, March 4 through Sunday, March 5
13th Annual Irish Festival  (Events/Festivals - SW Florida)
Sun Splash Park, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. Cape Coral, Florida
Mark your calendars to attend two fun filled days at the 2017 Irish Festival held by the Cape Coral Irish American Club. The fest will take place over two days: 
  • On Saturday, March 4th the festival hours are 12 Noon to 8pm.
  • On Sunday, March 5th, 2017 the festival starts at 12 Noon and continues until 8pm
For additional informantion visit wsww.capecoralirishfest.com


Monday, March 6
LCGS Resource Room Open for Members  (LCGS Activities)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
LCGS Resource Room will be open to members on the first Monday of each month. Check out our library, ask a question, find a quiet place to work on your family research.


Monday, March 6
Lakewood Ranch Genealogical Society Membership Meeting  (Other Genealogy Societies)
7:00 pm
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, Salon C


Tuesday, March 7
LCGS Writers Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members.  Call Vickie for more information at 239-437-5737.


Wednesday, March 8
10 Most Common Mistakes in Genealogical Research  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library South Building, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers
Speaker: Carol Weidlich - President - Lee County Genealogical Society
You don't have to be an expert to be successful in genealogy. There are many sources available to assist people in tracking down lost relatives and expanding family trees. This seminar will help you avoid the ten most common pitfalls that can delay your success.
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required.  Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.


Thursday, March 9
Bonita Springs Genealogy Club Monthly Meeting  (Bonita Springs Genealogy Club)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs


Friday, March 10
LCGS English Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS members researching ancestors in England. Call Bev for more information at 239-599-4408.


Friday, March 10
LCGS German Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members researching German speaking ancestors.  Contact Ken for more information at 239-243-9414.


Saturday, March 11
Genealogical Society of Sarasota Monthly Meeting  (Other Genealogy Societies)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, 1st (main) floor, Sarasota
Don’t forget to create a genealogy memory to enter into our contest. You may win one of the prizes! You will at least have a genealogy memory to share with your family or friends or use in as a page in your book! This contest is limited to paid GSS members. The contest will be held on Mar. 11th from 10:00 to 10:30 am, just before the GSS general meeting starts. Voting is over when the meeting starts. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the end of the meeting. All entries must be submitted to me by Feb 11th. You can bring your entry to me at the next Computer SIG meeting Feb 1st, or the GSS general meeting Feb 11th
 


Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17
FREE British Isles Research Seminar  (Education/Training)
Join the Online Viewings
Read the FamilySearch Wiki article on this event, or download the attached PDF brochure. Both links contain information on how to sign up for the seminar.
 
Class Descriptions and Schedule
 
12:00 PM PDT,1:00 PM MDT, 2:00 PM CDT, 3:00 PM EDT
Blessings and Curses of Tracing Welsh Ancestry (Darris Williams, AG®)
This class illuminates the many advantages and how to overcome some of the disadvantages and peculiar challenges in doing your Welsh family history and genealogical research. Make discoveries which empower you towards greater success along the trails.
 
 
1:00 PM PDT, 2:00 PM MDT, 3:00 PM CDT, 4:00 PM EDT
Welsh Naming Patterns and Customs (Craig Foster, AG®)
Tracing Welsh ancestry prior to about 1780 can be a bit tricky if you don’t how the Welsh used naming patterns for naming their children (called patronymics). Come and learn exactly how to properly and accurately construct your Welsh family genealogies.​


Monday, March 13
LCGS Executive Board Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers


Tuesday, March 14
FREE British Isles Research Seminar  (Education/Training)
Join the Online Viewings
Read the FamilySearch Wiki article on this event, or download the attached PDF brochure. Both links contain information on how to sign up for the seminar.
 
Class Descriptions and Schedule
 
12:00 PM PDT,1:00 PM MDT, 2:00 PM CDT, 3:00 PM EDT
How to Trace England Ancestry Online (Todd Knowles, AG®)
This class integrates the most valuable, available resources for helping you trace your ancestry online. And it will also provide you with a knowledge of a myriad of possible England resources and records found in the world’s largest England Family History records collections websites available to researchers! Let Todd help you jump-start your family’s England genealogy, quickly!
 
 
1:00 PM PDT, 2:00 PM MDT, 3:00 PM CDT, 4:00 PM EDT
Tracing Non-Church of England Ancestry (Todd Knowles, AG®)
This webinar promises to provide proven ways that help you trace ancestry in England’s non-parochial (including nonconformist) churches and other religious denominations, including (key resources for) tracing Jewish ancestry in England.


Tuesday, March 14
Jewish Genealogy SIG of Lee & Charlotte Counties  (Other Genealogy Societies)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Jewish Federation Office, 9701 Commerce Center Court, Fort Myers, FL
Group meets every 2nd Thursday of each month year round.
 
For more information please contact Arthur Sissman at genresearch13@yahoo.com


Tuesday, March 14
LCGS DNA Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library South Bldg Meeting Rooms, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, Florida
Free parking is available in the parking lot next to the South Building. Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot very near our meeting rooms. Enter through the front door, since the side doors are only open on the weekend. 
 
For LCGS members. Contact group leader Andrea Perisho at a.perisho@embarqmail.com to be placed on LCGS DNA SIG mailing list, since meeting dates/places may change due to library room schedule.


Tuesday, March 14
LCGS Irish Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
For LCGS members researching ancestors in Ireland. For more information call Gary at 239-560-5196.


Tuesday, March 14
Genealogy Society of Collier County Membership Meeting   (Other Genealogy Societies)
6:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall 4150 Goodlette Road, Naples, Florida
“Moving On! Transportation, Migration & Your Ancestors” presented by Dr. Linda Ryan, Ed.D., GSCC Member. Exploring the routes and transportation used by our ancestors to travel across the U.S.
 
We meet on the second Tuesday each month, except July, August and September. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Meeting begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Parking and Hall entrance in back of the church. Guests are welcome at our meetings. Please sign in as a guest when you arrive.


Wednesday, March 15
FREE British Isles Research Seminar  (Education/Training)
Join the Online Viewings
Read the FamilySearch Wiki article on this event, or download the attached PDF brochure. Both links contain information on how to sign up for the seminar.
 
Class Descriptions and Schedule
 
12:00 PM PDT,1:00 PM MDT, 2:00 PM CDT, 3:00 PM EDT
Scotland’s ‘Lost’ Other Half: Tracing Difficult Ancestral Lines in Scotland’s Non-Parochial (Church) Registers (Phil Dunn, AG®)
Can’t find your Scottish ancestor[s] at Scotlandspeople.gov.uk in the pre-1855 era? Did you know that nearly half of Scotland’s people chose to attend a non-parochial church denomination (outside of the established Church of Scotland)—the main reason why so many of these peoples’ names don’t appear in the ScotlandsPeople (the government) website? So come learn how to research the other portion of Scotland’s population in this difficult era using non-parochial (nonconformist) church registers, as well as some additional records, and by using a few unique search strategies along the way.
 
 
1:00 PM PDT, 2:00 PM MDT, 3:00 PM CDT, 4:00 PM EDT
Using Church of Scotland Parochial Registers to Trace Scots Ancestry (Craig Foster, AG®)
This webinar provides a treasure-trove of key information about how to advance your ancestral research in Scotland’s online church records—including Church of Scotland (and Roman Catholic records). The key government-sponsored website will be demonstrated and how you can search records found therein.
 


Wednesday, March 15
Charlotte County Genealogical Society Seminar   (Other Genealogy Societies)
9:00 am to 2:15 pm
24Twenty One Event Center, 2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Using Family Photos in Genealogy Research presented by by Maureen Taylor, Specialist in Identification, Preservation,
and Analysis of Historical Photos.
 
Maureen Taylor is a frequent speaker at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles. Her television appearances include The View and The Today Show.  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, and The New York Times. Maureen also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles, and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com.

Seminar Topics:
  • Identifying and Dating Family Photographs
  • Discovering Genealogical Clues in 19th Century Photographs
  • Reading Immigration Clues in Photographs
Reservations required by March 10, 2017. $35 for members of CCGSI, $40 for non-members, lunch included Please download registration form. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Maureen will offer one-on-one Photo Consultations, by appointment only, before or after the seminar. Attendees may schedule 15 minutes with Maureen to re- view three photos at a cost of $40 per session. If interested, please select this option at the bottom of your registration form. 


Thursday, March 16
FREE British Isles Research Seminar  (Education/Training)
Join the Online Viewings
Read the FamilySearch Wiki article on this event, or download the attached PDF brochure. Both links contain information on how to sign up for the seminar.
 
Class Descriptions and Schedule
 
Thursday, 16 March
12:00 PM PDT,1:00 PM MDT, 2:00 PM CDT, 3:00 PM EDT
Turning the Tables on Tracing Elusivwe Ancestry in England/Wales Civil Registration Records: How to Trace Ancestry Using Online BMD Indexes (Mark Gardner, AG®)
This popular class will address all Birth, Marriage, and Death civil registration (U.S.A. equivalent of vital records) indexes now available online, including a discussion of all the new and critical new data changes and additions now made available online at the GRO website! Don’t know how to identify i.e. all the children born to your ancestor in post-1837, without having to ‘break the bank’, ordering numerous certificates of birth? Come find out how to do an end-run to identify them all—for free, and much more!
 
1:00 PM PDT, 2:00 PM MDT, 3:00 PM CDT, 4:00 PM EDT
England Resources for Family History at findmypast (Mark Gardner, AG®)
Come and learn the treasure-trove of database resources available to researchers at findmypast. This website has fast become one of the top online sites for doing especially England and Irish family history research, currently. Mark will demonstrate the amazing resources including an update on new offerings.


Thursday, March 16
LCGS Monthly Membership Meeting  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL
 
Program: Dating Old Photographs by Ray Liberatore.


Thursday, March 16
LCGS Canadian Roots Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS Members researching their ancestors in Canada.


Friday, March 17
An Evening with the Authors
  (Events/Festivals - SW Florida)
The Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 West 1st Street, Fort Myers
Meet, mingle and dine with some of the nation's best-selling authors at the Evening with the Authors! 
Friday, March 17 at the Marina at Edison Ford located at 2360 West 1st Street in downtown Fort Myers.

 
The evening features dockside cocktails, a buffet dinner and a dessert reception outside in the beautiful coconut grove on the Edison Estate at sunset!
 
Author Kimberla Lawson Roby will be honored as the Southwest Florida Reading Festival’s Distinguished Author.

 
Space is limited. Reservations are required.
Advance tickets $49 before Feb 1;
Regular tickets $55.
 
Sales close midnight March 3th
. Some featured authors may not be present due to unavoidable travel delays.
 
Your donation will help the Lee Library System to strengthen our community by informing and enriching individuals. Please review the events and giving options and select the one that you desire. 


Friday, March 17
FREE British Isles Research Seminar  (Education/Training)
Join the Online Viewings
Read the FamilySearch Wiki article on this event, or download the attached PDF brochure. Both links contain information on how to sign up for the seminar.
 
Class Descriptions and Schedule
 
8:00 AM PDT, 9:00 AM MDT, !0:00 AM CDT, 11:00 AM EDT
Tracing Irish Roman Catholic Ancestry (Phil Dunn, AG®)
This webinar provides you with all the outstanding changes and latest advancements that will transform the way you approach your Roman Catholic research in Ireland. Did you know that two iconic websites in a recent collaborative effort have re-shaped how you conduct your research? Phil will unveil all the wonderful details that will help you trace your elusive Irish Catholic ancestors.
 
 
9:00 AM PDT, 10:00 AM MDT, 11:00 AM CDT, 12:00 PM EDT
Finding Ancestry in Ireland Civil Registration Records (Joni Kesler, AG®)
Come and hear Joni share new and thrilling details about how to approach research in the two Irelands’ richest record sources. Did you know that millions of new name entries are now available online for researching these records? She will instruct us on the best practices for researching these important vital records.
 
 
10:00 AM PDT, 11:00 AM MDT, 12:00 pm CDT, 1:00 PM EDT
Ireland Census & Census Substitutes (Joni Kesler, AG®)
This webinar provides a unique perspective on the value and use of several in-ordinary and under-utilized Irish records. Come and learn the gamut of these important records, especially their research application in the absence of census records generally. This webinar not only instructs on the direct relationship in how to use these to find critical data in other records, but also she’ll identify other records to be used—such as name lists and indexes—for locating and further identifying your Irish ancestral connections.
 
 
12:00 PM PDT, 1:00 PM MDT, 2:00 PM CDT, 3:00 PM EDT
The Scots-Irish: Plantation and Settlement of Ulster in the 17th Century (David Rencher, AG®, CG, FUGA, FIGRS)
This webinar session outlines events surrounding the plantation schemes and the settlement of Northern Ireland from the London Companies and the large landed Estates in Scotland. Come hear David—the Chief Genealogical Officer at FamilySearch International and world renowned Irish genealogical expert—also walk us through the key sources for tracing the Scots-Irish in Ireland and their specific origins in Scotland.
 
 
1:00 PM PDT, 2:00 PM MDT, 3:00 PM CDT, 4:00 PM EDT 
Key Websites for Tracing Ancestry in Ireland (Mark Gardner, AG®)
Ireland is continually a-fire with new emerging, thrilling online offerings—and for several kinds of key genealogical records! Come and listen as Mark walks us through all the magnificent resources newly available as there are many, and which will totally change the way you approach researching your Irish ancestors.


Saturday, March 18
Southwest Florida Reading Festival  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Centennial Park, Fort Myers River District
The LARGEST 1-Day Reading Festival in Florida! ALL events are outside in tents in Centennial Park in Fort Myers - RAIN OR SHINE.
 
Dozens of Best-selling Authors for all Ages:
Holly Brown .. Colin Campbell .. Shelley Shepard Gray .. Mark Greaney .. James Grippando .. Nathan Hill .. Gregg Hurwitz .. Cassandra King .. Mary Kubica .. Taya Kyle .. Craig Pittman .. Kimberla Lawson Roby .. D. Watkins .. Susan Wiggs .. Lori Wilde .. Beatriz Williams .. Kami Garcia .. S. J. Kincaid .. Michelle Knudson .. Sara Shepard .. Candace Fleming .. Chris Grabenstein .. Grace Lin .. Eric Rohmann .. Tui T. Sutherland .. Salina Yoon.
 
Activities and Entertainment:
Reading Rocks! Teen Battle of the Bands .. Demonstration of Library E-sources.
 
A Free Book for Every Child and Teen.
 
For more information: http://www.readfest.org.


Thursday, March 23
LCGS RootsMagic Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members. Call Carol for more information: 239-246-5185.


Thursday, March 23
LCGS Resource Room Open to Members  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
LCGS Resource Room will be open to members on the third Thursday afternoon from January through October. Check out our library, ask a question, find a quiet place to work on your family research.


Friday, March 24
LCGS Midwest Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members. Call Carolyn for more information: 239-549-9625.


Saturday, March 25
Land and Migration Genealogical Research  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library South Building, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers
Speaker: Joanne Ryder - Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society
Program One: Measuring America: The Many Land Records
Program Two: European Migration to America and Your Ancestor’s Records.
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required. Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.


Tuesday, March 28
LCGS New York/New England Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
For LCGS Members. Call Carolyn for more information:  239-549-9625.



Saturday, April 1
German and European Genealogical Research  (FMY Regional Library Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library South Building, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers
Speaker: Joanne Ryder - Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society
Program One: Finding Your German Ancestors: What Do I Need to Know to “Cross the Pond”? Program Two: A German Gold Mine: Finding and Interpreting German Church Records
 
All programs are free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required. Patrons may register for the classes using one of the following methods:
  1. Telephone:  Call 479-4636 and select the option for registering for programs.
  2. Telephone:  Call Bryan l. Mulcahy at 533-4626 and leave your contact information.
  3. E-Mail: Contact Bryan L. Mulcahy at bmulcahy@leegov.com.


Monday, April 3
LCGS Resource Room Open for Members  (LCGS Activities)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
LCGS Resource Room will be open to members on the first Monday of each month. Check out our library, ask a question, find a quiet place to work on your family research.


Monday, April 3
Lakewood Ranch Genealogical Society Membership Meeting  (Other Genealogy Societies)
7:00 pm
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, Salon B


Tuesday, April 4
LCGS Writers Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members.  Call Vickie for more information at 239-437-5737.


Wednesday, April 5
LCGS Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
For LCGS members using the genealogy software program Family Tree Maker.


Thursday, April 6
LCGS Twigs Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LCGS Resource Room, Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
An information discussion group for LCGS members. Call Carolyn for more information at 239-549-9625.


Saturday, April 8
Indiana Genealogical Society (IGS) Annual Meeting & Conference  (Conferences-Seminars)
 
Visit the Indiana Genealogical Society for more information.


Saturday, April 8
Genealogical Society of Sarasota cnic at Turtle Beach Pavilion  (Other Genealogy Societies)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Turtle Beach, 8862 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, Florida
We have reserved the Turtle Beach Pavilion on Siesta Key for a picnic potluck.  GSS will supply brats and burgers/buns and paper goods.  Bring a dish!  Families of members are welcome.  Hope to see you there!
 
Please notify Kate Prugh at kprugh@gmail.com if you are attending so we can have an estimated head count.
 


Tuesday, April 11
Jewish Genealogy SIG of Lee & Charlotte Counties  (Other Genealogy Societies)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Jewish Federation Office, 9701 Commerce Center Court, Fort Myers, FL
Group meets every 2nd Thursday of each month year round.
 
For more information please contact Arthur Sissman at genresearch13@yahoo.com


Tuesday, April 11
LCGS DNA Special Interest Group  (LCGS Activities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fort Myers Regional Library South Bldg Meeting Rooms, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, Florida
Free parking is available in the parking lot next to the South Building. Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot very near our meeting rooms. Enter through the front door, since the side doors are only open on the weekend. 
 
For LCGS members. Contact group leader Andrea Perisho at a.perisho@embarqmail.com to be placed on LCGS DNA SIG mailing list, since meeting dates/places may change due to library room schedule.