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February Meeting
February Meeting
Saturday, February 9, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
This is a change from our regular day and date.
 
Family Tree Maker – Live with Mark Olsen*
 

The Marion County Genealogical Society is pleased to present Family Tree Maker on Tour, an interactive presentation with Mark Olsen.  Mark will discuss the recent history of Family Tree Maker, North America’s most popular family tree software, will demonstrate new features of FTM 2017, moving to FTM 2017, the FTM 2017 free upgrade, will answer  user questions and will offer special show pricing for Family Tree Maker, for Windows and Mac, The Guide to Family Tree maker, Charting Companion and Family Book Creator.
Family Tree Maker products will be available for purchase at a discount.

All meetings are free and open to the public. 
A handout is available, it is attached here. 
 
Minutes of last meeting: January 2019
Current edition of Rootdigger: March 2018
 
*Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007.
 
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A Winter of DNA eConference
A Winter of DNA eConference
Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:30 am
On the internet
Speakers:Tim Janzen - Maximizing Your Use of GEDmatch
                 Richard Hill - Finding Family with DNA Testing: A Genetic Detective Story
                 Andy Lee - DNA Tree Building: What to Do When GEDmatch Matches Don't Respond
                 Maurice Gleeson - Using Y-DNA in Your Family Tree Research

The online sessions will begin at 9am Central Time on January 26th. A final panel discussion will end the day.  All registrants will be able to view the conference for 30 days.  Register and get your questions answered by some of the most popular genetic genealogy educators! Presentations are live, not pre-recorded, and you can ask questions throughout.

Price is only $19.99 until January 18th and then it will be $24.99.  Also, we will be having DNA kits and other stuff as door prizes that will be given away.  You don't have to be present to win, but you do have to register.

More information is available on the website: http://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/winterdna

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January Meeting
January Meeting
Thursday, January 17, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Speaker: Carol Goetz
Topic: Have I Told You About the Murder in our Family? - Researching the Black Sheep in Your Family
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
If a handout is available, it is attached here. Please print out your own copy for your reference.
 
Minutes of last meeting: November 2018
Current edition of Rootdigger: March 2018
 
We will be taking members' photos beginning at 1:30 in the hallway outside the meeting room.
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library   ====>
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Citrus County Genealogical Society
Citrus County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
10:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3474 W Southern St., Lecanto, FL
 
Monthly on the second Tuesday, except February and December.
See their website for program details. Citrus County Genealogical Society
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 
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December Meeting
December Meeting
Thursday, December 20, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
 
Holiday Party
There is a Forum in the members only section of the website for members to list the food or decoration items being brought to the party.  After signing in go to: Members Only > Forums > Holiday Party > Refreshments/Decorations 
 
Please bring heritage photos and documents to display. If you have digitized items, bring them on a flash drive or CD and we will project them on the screen.
Please bring finger foods to share. Paper products and drinks will be provided.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  
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Jim Neate Memorial Service
Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:00 am
Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home, 954 E. Silver Springs, FL
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Dunnellon Public Library
Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, FL 34431

Topic: “Stitch Together Your Family History”

Speaker:  Pamela Joseph

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November Meeting
November Meeting
Thursday, November 15, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Election of Officers 
Speaker: David Hogg And Lorraine Sandeen 
Topic: The new Family History Center and Family Search website.
 
Description: .An update of the new website, what is available at the Family History Center and from your own computer at home.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
A handout is available, it is attached here. This handout outlines the services available at the Ocala Family History Center. Please print out your own copy for your reference.
 
Minutes of last meeting: October 2018
Current edition of Rootdigger: March 2018
 
We will be taking members' photos beginning at 1:30 in the hallway outside the meeting room.
 
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Citrus County Genealogical Society
Citrus County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 through Tuesday, November 13, 2018
10:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3474 W Southern St., Lecanto, FL
 
Monthly on the second Tuesday, except February and December.
See their website for program details. Citrus County Genealogical Society
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 
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Central FL Annual Family History Conference
Central FL Annual Family History Conference
Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Olympia High School, 4301 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32835

22nd Annual Family History Conference

Details are available at:  https://familyhistoryconference.org/

 

If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
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Suncoast Genealogy Society
Suncoast Genealogy Society
Saturday, October 27, 2018
12:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Palm Harbor Library - Community Room 2330 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor, FL
1:00-4:00pm  Mini-Seminar ~ Speaker, Ann Staley
Topics: The Everyday Life of Our Ancestors  

             "Will" They Be There? Using Probate Records 

 Refreshments provided between topics  &  Door Prizes Galore !

If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 
See Download below for more details!!!!!


October Meeting
October Meeting
Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Speaker: Linda Ellwood
Topic: My 30+ years of Challanging but Interesting and Fun Genealogy Research
 
Description: Breakiing Down Brick Walls to Finally Discover My Family History: From Jamestown to Florida Pioneers!
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
A handout is available. There are 5 parts to this handout. Please print out your own copy and bring it to the meeting.
 
Minutes of last meeting: September 2018
Current edition of Rootdigger: March 2018
 
We will be taking members' photos beginning at 1:30 in the hallway outside the meeting room.
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library   ====>
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September Meeting
September Meeting
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
Speaker: Joel Swanson
Topic: What is available on www.mcgsocala.org
 
Description: . A visual in depth look at the many aspects of our own website, mcgsocala.org. Which pages are available to the public and which are for members only.  How to log in to the members only section and what information is available on those pages.  If you wanted to call one of the board members, how to proceed.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
There is no handout available. Please print out your own copy and bring it to the meeting.
 
Minutes of last meeting: June 2018
Current edition of Rootdigger: March 2018
 
 
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New and Advanced Features of FTM 2017
New and Advanced Features of FTM 2017
Monday, July 16, 2018
10:30 am
Freedom Public Library, 5870 S.w. 95th Street Ocala, Fl 34476
 
The OTOW Genealogy Society is hosting the event, which is open to the public.  The webinar is by FTM spokesperson Mark Olsen.
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events, please CONTACT US.
 
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June Meeting
June Meeting
Thursday, June 21, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
Speaker: Members
Topic: Special Interest Topics: 2 Sessions, 45 minutes each: First session: (2:15PM to 3:00PM) 1. Family Tree Maker, 2. Countries (Ireland & Italy), 3.Probate & County & State records, 4. Cemetery Know-how. Second session: (3:10PM to 3:55PM) 1. Databases, 2. DNA & GEDmatch, 3. Native American Ancestors, 4. Countries (Germany). Wrap Up (4:00PM)

 

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW
 
Minutes of last meeting: May 2018 minutes
Current edition of Rootdigger: March 2018
 
This is our last meeting before the summer break. Meetings will resume in September.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.
When handouts are available, please print out your own copy and bring it with you to the meeting.
​There is a revised handout for this meeting, (see below) but bring your own notetaking matierial.
We will be taking members' photos beginning at 1:30 in the hallway outside the meeting room.
 
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Kinseekers Genealogical Society
Saturday, June 16, 2018 through Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:30 am
Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Leesburg, FL
 
Monthly, usually on the third Saturday, at 10:30 am, October through June. This schedule is subject to change. Please check their website (below) for up-to-date information.
 
Check their website for program details: Kinseekers Genealogical Society


Library Help - Ocala Library
Library Help - Ocala Library
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 through Wednesday, June 6, 2018
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Ocala Public Library Genealogy Room
 
1st Wednesdays of the month, September to June (except December)
 
Library Help in Ocala ends on June 6th and resumes September 6. See Belleview for Summer schedule.
 
Members of the Marion County Genealogical Society are available to help the public with their genealogy research on the first Wednesday of the month from September to June (except July, August, December). This schedule is subject to change, so please check this page for updated information.
 
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May Meeting (CHANGE OF DATE)
May Meeting (CHANGE OF DATE)
Thursday, May 24, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
DATE CHANGE. THIS MEETING WILL BE ON THE FOURTH THURSDAY, May 24, DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT AT THE LIBRARY.
 
Speaker: Annette Burke Lyttle
Topic: Chasing Uncle William through the Wilds of Cyberspace
 
New: To view last month's meeting minutes click here: April 2018 Minutes
Current edition of Rootdigger: March 2018
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  
A handout is available, please print out your own copy and bring it with you to the meeting.
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ST. AUGUSTINE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Saturday, May 19, 2018
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
St. John's Public Library, SE Branch, 6670 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL
 
Topic:  "Organizing a State-by-State, County-by-County Genealogy Search of Courthouses, Libraries, Cemeteries & Archives.
Speaker:  Ginny Barra


HALIFAX GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Thursday, May 10, 2018
1:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Regional Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach, FL
 
Program:  "Annie Moore of Ellis Island:  A Case of Historical Identity Theft".
Speaker:  Megan Smoleny


CENTRAL FL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, INC.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
LDS Meetinghouse, 45 East Par St., Orlando, FL 32804
 
Program:  "DNA Don't Lie"
Speaker:  Elaine Powell
 



John Colletta Seminar
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
church of JC Latter Day S -45 E Par St Orlando, FL 32804
Topics:  Breaking Through Brick Walls, Use your head,  
Naturalization Records 1790 -1930’s
Lesser used Federal records: Sources of rich detail about ancestor’s lives.
How to prepare for successsful research i European records. 
 


April Meeting
Thursday, April 19, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Kathy Stickney
Topic: Reading German Church Records
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  
When handouts are available, please print out your own copy and bring it with you to the meeting.



March Meeting
Thursday, March 15, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Jim Lanning
Topic: Finding Morfar in Sweden 
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  
When handouts are available, please print out your own copy and bring it with you to the meeting.



February Meeting
Thursday, February 15, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Dwanette Dilworth
Topic: A Stroll Down Kinsler Memory Lane".
 
This is about a large family, the Kinslers, important to the past and present history of Marion County.  Dwanette Dilworth, one of the family members, will discuss their history and also tell us how they go about planning a family reunion for so many people.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  
When handouts are available, please print out your own copy and bring it with you to the meeting.



January Meeting
Thursday, January 18, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Drew Smith
Topic: Understanding and using your autosomal DNA test results. (Part 2 of a 2-part presentation. Part 1 was presented in September 2017).
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  
Members of MCGS may request a copy of this handout. Contact VP@mcgsocala.org


January Meeting
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Drew Smith
Topic: Understanding and using your autosomal DNA test results. (Part 2 of a 2-part presentation. Part 1 was presented in September 2017).
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  
Members of MCGS may request a copy of this handout.


Citrus County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 through Tuesday, January 9, 2018
10:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3474 W Southern St., Lecanto, FL
 
Monthly on the second Tuesday, except February and December.
See their website for program details. http://www.citrusgenealogy.com/index.html



December Meeting (Change of Date)
Thursday, December 14, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
The date has been changed to the second Thursday so as not to be so close to Christmas. 
Holiday Party
 
Please bring heritage photos and documents to display. If you have digitized items, bring them on a flash drive or CD and we will project them on the screen.
Please bring finger foods to share. Paper products and drinks will be provided.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  



2017 Fall Virtual Conference
Friday, November 17, 2017 through Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Wherever you want
 
Florida State Genealogical Society
  • 8 hours of lectures by noted genealogy presenters - over 2 days
  • View "live" via GoToWebinar and/or attend via recording up to 3 weeks after the conference
  • Door prizes throughout both days
  • Handouts will be available for each session
See attached flyer for full details.
 
Marion County Genealogical Society
www.mcgsocala.org


November Meeting
Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Election of Officers
Speaker: Don Campbell and Marli Lopez
Topic: Letters from Home, the Civil War Correspondence of a Common Soldier.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  
There is no handout for this meeting.



October Meeting
Thursday, October 12, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Note: This is a change from our regular meeting date!
We are meeting on the 2nd Thursday, this month only.
 
Speaker: Margaret Sasser
Topic: Blogging - Telling Their Story
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  
When handouts are available, please print out your own copy and bring it with you to the meeting.


Annual Fall Seminar (Florida Genealogical Society, Tampa)
Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Tampa, FL
Warmest Greetings to our Fellow Society,

I am writing to invite your society members to the Florida Genealogical Society’s annual Fall Seminar, scheduled from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday October 7, 2017, at Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library.

We are extremely pleased to announce that DAVID E. RENCHER, CHIEF GENEALOGICAL OFFICER FOR FAMILY SEARCH will be our speaker for this year's seminar “FAMILY SEARCH ...AND BEYOND!”. David's reputation as a superb speaker is sure to entice your members to attend this great day of informative lectures. As in previous years there will be morning and afternoon refreshments. Lunch will be provided by Alessi Bakeries & Deli for only $10.00 and there will be lots of door prizes!

Registration can be done on-line at our website: https://fgstampa.org/cpage.php?pt=157

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail at saucerdog@gmail.com or by telephone at 813-278-9961.

We sincerely hope you'll join us for what promises to be a dynamic event!

Yours truly,

SUSAN
Susan Jones
Vice President
Florida Genealogical Society, Inc. (Tampa)

https://fgstampa.org/cpage.php?pt=157



September Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Drew Smith
Topic: "DNA: Before You Test" - What you should know about the available DNA tests.
 
This is Part 1 of a two-part presentation. The second part is entitled "Understanding and Using Your Autosomal DNA Test Results." The date for Part 2 is January 18, 2018.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  
 
Members of MCGS may get a copy of this handout by request to VP@mcgsocala.org..
 
We will be taking members' photos beginning at 1:30 in the hallway outside the meeting room.
 



No Meeting in July or August
Thursday, August 17, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm



No Meeting in July or August
Thursday, July 20, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm



June Meeting
Thursday, June 15, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Dr. Don Wyman
Topic: Female Spies of the Civil War
This is our last meeting before the summer break. Meetings will resume in September.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.
There is no handout for this meeting.
 
We will be taking members' photos beginning at 1:30 in the hallway outside the meeting room.



May Meeting
Thursday, May 18, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Ann Osisek
Topic: Chronological Logic, Timelines in Genealogical Research
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.  



April Meeting
Thursday, April 20, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Clyde & Kathy Stickney
Topic: "Establishing Generational Relations Prior to the 1880 Census"
 
The 1880 census was the first one to include information regarding the relationship of those enumerated in the household to the head of that household. How can you know the relationships in censuses before 1880?
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 



March Meeting
Thursday, March 16, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
Speaker: Annette Burke Lyttle
Topic: "Genealogical Proof For the Novice" and
           "Prospecting for Family History in Unexpected Places"



February Meeting
Thursday, February 23, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
Change of Date:
Please note that this meeting is on the 4th Thursday and not on our usual meeting date.
 
Speaker: Jim Lannin
Topic: My Grandparents' Wedding — The Story of the Witnesses
The speaker's handout is attached. Please print it out and bring it with you to the meeting.
 



January Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
Speaker: Kathryn Knight
Topic: "The Twenty and Odd"



December Meeting
Thursday, December 15, 2016
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Debra Fleming
Topic: "Preparing for the Genealogical Research Trip" and
           "Getting the Most out of Family Search and Underutilized Sections of Heritage Quest"



November Meeting
Friday, November 18, 2016
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
Change of Date: Please note that this meeting is on a Friday and not on our usual meeting date.
We will have election of officers followed by our annual holiday party.
Members are asked to bring a treat to share. Drinks and paper products will be provided.



October Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 2016
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Ocala Headquarters, Room C
 
Speaker: Jack Butler
Topic: A Dozen Resources You Should Be Using But Probably Aren't
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.