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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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