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Manatee Genealogical Society Meeting and Presentation

The Manatee Genealogical Society meeting will be held on November 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Peggy Jude will speak on “What to Do With Your Stuff: Planning For The Future of Your Research and Artifacts”
Following the presentation there will be a Q & A period with the speaker and then a moderated open discussion period. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions relative to their issues or "brick walls" and get help from MGS members and meeting attendees. A ”HELP desk” will be staffed with experienced MGS members who can answer questions relative to your genealogical pursuits or suggest sources to address your question.
Society information:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ManateeGenealogicalSociety.
Email questions: gro.lfsgm|ofni#gro.lfsgm|ofni

22nd Annual Family History Conference
Saturday, 10 November 2018; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32835
Keynote speaker: Crista Cowan, corporate genealogist at Ancestry.com. Offering 60+ classes on genealogy and family history.
Cost: $50, includes notebook with handouts for all classes. Students under 18 are free.
For more information or to register: https://familyhistoryconference.org/
Contact: Karen Jorgenson: 407-808-3118 or homes4U.cfl.rr.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/110359306299427/

Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc

Westward Expansion and Native-American Genealogical Research presented by Kaaren Linton

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Cypress Lakes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers

Doors Open: 9:30 a.m. - Announcements at 10:00 a.m. followed by program For more information visit www.LCGSFL.org
The program is free and all are welcome.


Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society, Inc.

Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers, One Character at a Time

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
Mid-County Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd, Port Charlotte, Florida

Guest speaker Janeen Bjork has located over 130 hard-to-find online newspaper accounts of the 1894 murder-suicide that left her German-American great-great-grandfather, William Strutz, and his former best friend, Henry Vogler, dead in Syracuse, New York. The search methodology she used to find those items is the basis of the "Newspapers for Genealogy" classes, workshops and presentations Janeen has led in CT, NY and MA.

This presentation is for Genealogists of all levels. It will include a brief lesson on OCR (optical character recognition, the technology that allows newspapers to be indexed and searched online), an overview of some of Janeen's favorite newspaper websites, and examples of stories of the Strutz and Vogler families that took extra effort to uncover. Participants will learn the tips and techniques that others have used to break through brick walls and to get better-acquainted with their ancestors.

The program is free and all are welcome.

For more information about the organization: https://swflgg.org/eventListings.php?nm=53
For more information about the speaker: http://janeenslist.com/about-janeen/

Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc


Friday, March 15, 2019
8:30am - 1:00pm
Cohen Ballroom, Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South, Fort Myers, FL

Lisa Louise Cooke, author, keynote speaker and host of the free Genealogy Gems Podcast (www.GenealogyGems.com), will speak on "The Genealogist's Goggle Search Methodology" and "Using Google Earth Pro for Genealogy".

For more information and download registration form, visit www.LCGSFL.org. No walk-ins day of seminar.

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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