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Maintaining an Organized Computer (FGS Meeting)

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

This month we invite you to join us as we welcome Cyndi Ingle for a presentation aimed to help everyone better manage their computer files and records. Program description: Files here, programs there, lost bits and bytes everywhere. Are you tired of searching your computer fruitlessly? Frustrated when you can't find the notes you created ... Read more

Meet Family Tree Maker (FGS Meeting)

February 12 @ 10:00 am EST

Come meet Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador!  Learn new ways to use this leading genealogical database tool, get a glimpse of what coming in future releases, and ask questions. Can’t make it in this Tuesday morning?  They will also be at our booth at the Florida State Fair!

What Did you Do in the War, Granny? – Women in the Army in World War II (FGS Meeting)

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

Over 150,000 women served in the Army in World War II. Women’s military service in this time period helped change expectations and perceptions about women’s role outside the home. Learn about their pioneering wartime service and how to find records for the women in your family who served.  

Irish Genealogy Seminar (Nearby Society Event)

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Join us for a day of Irish genealogy research tips and tricks as we welcome Fintan Mullen and Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation for an all day seminar. Topics cover all of Ireland and research challenges we face in tracing our Irish ancestors. This is the only stop in Florida for these recognized ... Read more

Staying Safe Using Social Media (FGS Meeting)

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

This month Thomas MacEntee joins us with for a discussion on best practices to effectively use social media site such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ while still protecting their privacy. Program description - Are you hesitant to use popular social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter or even Pinterest and share your genealogy research ... Read more

Where the Records are, a Document waits for you! (FGS Meeting)

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

People are acquainted with the websites such as FamilySearch, Ancestry, Find My Past and others used for genealogical research. However, additional online resources are available to those who are researching their Family Tree - the State Archives.  Rue Lynn will present how to use State Archives and Libraries, the treasures that can be found in ... Read more

Monthly Meeting (FGS Meeting)

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Topic and Speaker - TBD

Planning a Very Successful Genealogical Trip (FGS Meeting)

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Before you head out on your next genealogy research trip, let George G. Morgan help you make it a success. George's presentation will help you maximize your research time the way professionals do it, and return home with a genealogical treasure trove. Program description - Regardless of whether you're going to the library or heading ... Read more

Monthly Meeting (FGS Meeting)

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Topic and Speaker - TBD

Introduction to GedMatch (FGS Meeting)

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

You completed your DNA testing and discovered the matches available on your testing company's site, now learn how to expand your DNA matches.  Drew Smith provides an instructive tutorial on how you can broaden your DNA reach. Program description - GEDmatch is a free website that allows uploading raw DNA data from DNA testing companies ... Read more

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