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September Meeting
September Meeting
Thursday, September 17, 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
In your home via Zoom
 
Speaker: Mary Kircher Roddy
Topic: Webinar:  Not Who He Once Was:  Tips for Finding Your Name Changing Ancestor
 
  This meeting of the society will be via Zoom.  
The library still does not allow large meetings in the rooms.
 
  All members will receive an  email containing an "invitation" and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 15 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. You will be placed in a waiting room. We will add you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation.
 
This meeting is for all members and is also available to non members.  If you are not a member but wish to attend this workshop please send your request to president@mcgsocala.org to be added to our invitation list.
 
 
 
Minutes of last meeting: February 2020
Current edition of Rootdigger: December 2019
 
 
 

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FSGS Newsletter - August 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 through Monday, August 31, 2020
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Welcome to the Fresh from the FSGS monthly newsletter for our family history-loving friends from Florida and beyond! This month, we look at organizing your genealogy.

August 2020

Genealogy News

 
 

What Genealogy Software Should I Use?

Find out about the different types of software available for creating family trees and organizing all your data. 
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The Perils of Following the GEDCOM Standard

Keith Riggle of GenealogyTools.com explores what the GEDCOM file is and how to use it to transition from various genealogy software platforms. 

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Announcements

17 Sep 2020
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS presents:
Hidden Gems: Materials in Digital Libraries for Family History
Digital libraries have revolutionized the way researchers can access and use materials. Explore general techniques to finding digital collections suitable for genealogical and historical research in public, university, and private libraries.
Register
You are invited to the FSGS "Poolside Chats: A Genealogy Webinar Series" of webinars held live on-line the 3rd Thursday of every month at 8pm ET. It is free to attend, but you must register in advance. Webinar topics include DNA in genealogy, cloud-based technology, territorial records and everything in between! Better than Netflix! If you're not a current FSGS member, join now for access to 7 years of archived webinars and handouts!
 
 

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MaitlandFL 32794-0927

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A Summer of DNA eConference
A Summer of DNA eConference
Saturday, August 15, 2020
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
On the internet
Our 3nd annual A Summer of DNA eConference is coming up on Saturday, 15 August 2020. The eConference last year was very successful and had great attendance. 
 
Speakers will be talking about the following:
Kevin Borland - Mathematically Reconstruct DNA kits for Your Ancestors
Debra Renard - DNA Methodology for Unknown Parentage Research
Andrew Lee - An Introduction to GEDmatch Tier 1 Tools
Evert-Jan Blom - Clustering your DNA matches using Genetic Affair
 
The online sessions will begin at 9am Central Time on Saturday, 15 August 2020. Some answers to common questions that people have asked us:

1. Yes, the sessions are live. These are not pre-recorded, so if you have questions, then please ask them in the chat during any of the sessions and we'll get them answered.

2. Yes there are door prizes. We have DNA kits donated from several companies as well as other prizes.  

3. No, you don't have to be watching the live presentations to win (although we hope you do), everyone who is registered will be eligible to win the DNA kits.

4. Yes, recordings of the sessions will be available for 30 days after the eConference so even if you can't make the live session, register so that you can watch the recordings.

5. Yes we use our webcams. You don't have to watch slides all the time. You also get to see people. 

6. Yes, this event is open to anyone who wants to register.  No need to travel or even change out of your pajamas if you don't want to.

As with past events there will be a 5th hour panel discussion where you can ask questions about any of the topics or even anything else related to DNA and genetic genealogy. Early bird registration is only $19.99 until August 4th. The regular registration price is $24.99. Learn more at the website (https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/summerdna) and register today.

 
 
 

 

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MY HERITAGE announcement
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 through Thursday, September 10, 2020
Virtual

Starting today we're unlocking both our popular photo tools — MyHeritage Photo Enhancer and MyHeritage In Color™ — for a whole month, until September 10, 2020. Normally, these features can be used by non-subscribers on up to 10 photos each, while users with a Complete plan enjoy unlimited use. But now, for a whole month, anyone can enhance and colorize as many photos as they'd like for free!

Free Access to Enhancer and InColor

This continues our tradition of giving back to the community. With so many people currently confined to their home and doing their best to stay safe and healthy — we're giving everyone a fun way to pass the time and enjoy genealogy!

Using these tools, you can get to know your ancestors in a whole new way. Your old, faded, black and white family photos will come to life, in full color and sharp focus — making them look almost as though they were taken yesterday. We invite you  to pull out your family photo albums today and join in the fun.

Keep safe and healthy,

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Kinseekers Genealogical Society
Kinseekers Genealogical Society
Saturday, June 20, 2020 through Saturday, June 20, 2020
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
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 

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June Meeting (VIRTUAL ZOOM WEBINAR)
June Meeting (VIRTUAL ZOOM WEBINAR)
Thursday, June 18, 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual in your home
 
Speaker:  Melissa Barker
Topic:  Disaster Planning for the Genealogist, Safeguarding Your Genealogical Records
 
  This meeting of the society will be via Zoom.  The Library is still not allowing large physical meetings.   Be sure you are using the latest version of Zoom. 
This is a live presentation by our speaker to our group. 
 
  All members will receive an  email containing an "invitation" and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 15 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. You will be placed in a waiting room. We will add you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation.
 
This meeting is for all members and is also available to non members.  If you are not a member but wish to attend this workshop please send your request to president@mcgsocala.org to be added to our invitation list.
 
 
 
Minutes of last meeting: February 2020
Current edition of Rootdigger: December 2019
 
 
 

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Library Help - Belleview Library (CANCELLED?????)
Library Help - Belleview Library (CANCELLED?????)
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 through Wednesday, June 3, 2020
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Belleview Public Library Computer Lab
 
1st Wednesday of every month
 
Members of the Marion County Genealogical Society are available to help the public with their genealogy research on the first Wednesday of the month. This schedule is subject to change, so please check this page for updated information.
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Click Learn More for map to library ==>
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Library Help - Ocala Library (CANCELLED??????)
Library Help - Ocala Library (CANCELLED??????)
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 through Wednesday, June 3, 2020
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Ocala Public Library Genealogy Room
 
1st Wednesdays of the month, September to June (except December)
 
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.
 
Click Learn More for map to library ==>
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May Meeting (VIRTUAL ZOOM WEBINAR)
May Meeting (VIRTUAL ZOOM WEBINAR)
Thursday, May 21, 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual in your home
 
Speaker:  Mike Mansfield
Topic:  City Directories Much More Than Yea Olde Phonebooks
 
  This meeting of the society will be via Zoom

    All members will receive an  email containing an "invitation" and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 15 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. You will be placed in a waiting room. We will add you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation.
 
This meeting is for all members and is also available to non members.  If you are not a member but wish to attend this workshop please send your request to president@mcgsocala.org to be added to our invitation list.
 
 
 
Minutes of last meeting: February 2020
Current edition of Rootdigger: December 2019
 
 
 

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April Meeting (VIRTUAL WEBINAR)
April Meeting (VIRTUAL WEBINAR)
Thursday, April 16, 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual in your home
 
 
Speaker:  Ann Staley
Topic:  The Family Search Website Demystified
 
  This meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar, a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually. You must pre-register to attend: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4838532166004187659

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an "invitation" and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 10 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. We will join you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation.
 
 
If a handout is available it is attached. Please print out your own copy for your reference.
 
 
Minutes of last meeting: February 2020
Current edition of Rootdigger: December 2019
 
 
 

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Marion County Day (CANCELLED)
Saturday, March 28, 2020
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Marion County Day

The Marion County Genealogical Society will be a part of the County's Marion County Day celebration on March 28th.  This is an annual community festival from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the McPherson Government Campus, at the corner of SE 25th Ave.and Ft. King St. in Ocala. We wil have a booth with information about our society and genealogy in general. Admission is FREE.
 
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Villages Genealogical Society Family History Expo
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
It is a free event, open to the public with plenty of free parking.   You can find more information on their website:  https://vgsfl.org or see attached flier.
 
 
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 

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March Meeting (CANCELED)
March Meeting (CANCELED)
Thursday, March 19, 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
 
Speaker: Kathy Stickney
Topic:  Pass It On: Sharing Your Genealogical Research
 
Don't forget to prepare and submit your article about 'My Favorite Ancestor' for a future issue of the RootDigger.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
If a handout is available it is attached. Please print out your own copy for your reference.
 
 
Minutes of last meeting: February 2020
Current edition of Rootdigger: December 2019
 
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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My Heritage
Thursday, March 5, 2020 through Sunday, March 22, 2020
 
In honor of Irish-American Heritage Month, we're offering free worldwide access to all Irish records on MyHeritage from March 5–22. You can search the free records here.
We've also built a dedicated web page (www.myheritage.com/Irish) that includes fun facts about Irish heritage, information about our Irish collections, and a search bar so users can easily search the free Irish record collections directly from the page. The page also includes engaging content that highlights the tremendous contribution Irish heritage has made to American history and culture. Additional content will be added to the page soon.
 

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February Meeting
February Meeting
Thursday, February 20, 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
 
Speaker: Annette Burke Lyttle
Topic:  Find Your Family History in Free Online Newspapers
 
Don't forget to prepare and submit your article about 'My Favorite Ancestor' for a future issue of the RootDigger.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
If a handout is available it is attached. Please print out your own copy for your reference.
 
 
Minutes of last meeting:November 2019
Current edition of Rootdigger: December 2019
 
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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Pastfinders of South Lake County
Saturday, February 15, 2020
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lake-Sumter State College Auditorium, 1250 North Hancock Rd, Clermont FL 34471

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Mid-Winter Conference in Clermont, FL. 
This year you'll learn Tips & Tricks to Uncover Your Past we are pleased to have Dick Eastman and Mr. &Mrs.  Stickney as our speakers.  It will be a one-day conference from 9 am to 4 pm.  Lunch is available for an extra cost and admission is $30.00 per person. 
Doris Bloodsworth co-writer of "Clermont: From Gem of the Hills to Choice of Champions" will show a short film on Clermont in the 1920s. Discounted copies of the Book will be available for purchase.
The morning will start with Kathy Stickney as she speaks about "Finding Out More About Your Ancestors Through Newspapers" then her husband Clyde will join her for "Establishing Generational Relationships Prior to the 1880 Census"
After lunch and a tour of the Genealogy Room at Cooper Memorial Library, Dick Eastman will have 2 presentations in the afternoon. 
Mr Eastman will start with "Better than Soundex" utilizing a better system that has been used by Census Bureau and genealogists since 1918.
The day will end with "Find Genealogy Books for Free and For Pay" as Dick Eastman tell us how to find online resources and local history books for genealogical research.

Registration is at PastfindersSLC.Org, space is limited so register today.

 

If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events

please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 
Click Learn More for program details ==>
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A Winter of DNA eConference
A Winter of DNA eConference
Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
On the internet
Our 2nd annual A Winter of DNA eConference is coming up on Saturday, 25 January 2020. The eConference last year was very successful and had great attendance. 
 
Speakers will be talking about the following:
Louis Kessler - Using Double Matching to Build Triangulation Groups from Segment Matches
Jonny Perl - Chromosome Mapping for Absolute Beginners
Devon Noel Lee - Exploring the Advantages and Disadvantages of Ancestry ThruLines
Paul Woodbury - Anchoring Analysis with Multiple Types of DNA Evidence
 
The online sessions will begin at 9am Central Time on Saturday, 25 January 2020. Some answers to common questions that people have asked us:

1. Yes, the sessions are live. These are not pre-recorded, so if you have questions, then please ask them in the chat during any of the sessions and we'll get them answered.

2. Yes there are door prizes. We have DNA kits donated from several companies as well as other prizes.  

3. No, you don't have to be watching the live presentations to win (although we hope you do), everyone who is registered will be eligible to win the DNA kits.

4. Yes, recordings of the sessions will be available for 30 days after the eConference so even if you can't make the live session, register so that you can watch the recordings.

5. Yes we use our webcams. You don't have to watch slides all the time. You also get to see people. 

6. Yes, this event is open to anyone who wants to register.  No need to travel or even change out of your pajamas if you don't want to.

As with past events there will be a 5th hour panel discussion where you can ask questions about any of the topics or even anything else related to DNA and genetic genealogy. Early bird registration is only $19.99 until January 17th. Regular registration price is $24.99. Learn more at the website (https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/winterdna) and register today.
 
 
 

 

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January Meeting
January Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Our January meeting will be held in ROOM C of the library.
 
Speaker: Richard Plesser
Topic:  Finding Your German Ancestors
 
Don't forget to prepare and submit your article about 'My Favorite Ancestor' for a future issue of the RootDigger.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
A handout is available and it is attached here: Finding Your German Ancestors
Please print out your own copy for your reference and to bring to the meeting.
 
 
Minutes of last meeting: October 2019
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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December Meeting
December Meeting
Thursday, December 19, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Our December meeting will be held in ROOM C of the library.
 
Annual Holiday party
Bring your favorite snack food to share while we socialize together.
 
 
Don't forget to prepare and submit your article about 'My Favorite Ancestor' for a future issue of the RootDigger.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
 
 
Minutes of last meeting: October 2019
Current edition of Rootdigger: March 2018
 
 
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library   ====>
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Florida State Genealogical Society 7 Dec 2019 Fall Virtual DNA Conference
Florida State Genealogical Society 7 Dec 2019 Fall Virtual DNA Conference
Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
On the internet
DNA DAY
Join the Florida State Genealogical Society's Fall Virtual DNA Conference and advance your genealogy research skills without having to leave home.

All you need is an Internet connection and curiosity.

Ask the experts and put genetic genealogy to work for you!
 
For more information CLICK HERE for the conference details and registration.
 

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DNA: Integrated Tools Online Workshop
DNA: Integrated Tools Online Workshop
Thursday, December 5, 2019 through Thursday, December 19, 2019
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
On the internet
 
DNA: Integrated Tools is designed for the intermediate genetic genealogist (or the beginner that wants to push themselves some more). The workshop will cover various aspects of clustering matches and how to use this information with other tools to identify the relationship of unknown matches.
 
Family History Fanatics is conducting an online eWorkshop DNA: Integrated Tools the evenings of Dec 5th, Dec 12th, and Dec 19th. Participants will learn how to integrate tools from various DNA websites to further their genealogy research.  Six hours of interactive instruction for the early bird price is $24.99 through November 18th and $29.99 thereafter.
 
More details and registration can be found at:
 

 

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November Meeting
November Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Our November meeting will be held in ROOM C of the library.
 
Speaker: Donna Moughty
Topic:  Strategies for Finding the Origins of Your Irish Ancestors
 
Don't forget to prepare and submit your article about 'My Favorite Ancestor' for a future issue of the RootDigger.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
If a handout is available it is attached. Please print out your own copy for your reference.
 
 
Minutes of last meeting: September 2019
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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Kinseekers Genealogical Society
Kinseekers Genealogical Society
Saturday, November 16, 2019
1:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Leesburg, FL
Special Event
Researching African American ancestors can be challenging, but records do exist. This workshop will discuss getting started, special resources for digging deeper, African American military ancestors, and researching migration stories.  Suitable for both beginners and experienced researchers.
 
Presenter: Adrienne Whaley
Educator and specialist in African American genealogical research. President, African American Genealogy Group of Philiadelphia; B.A. African American Studies from Harvard U; M.S.Ed from UPenn; Senior Manager of K-12 Education for the Museum of the American Revolution.
 
Check their website for program details: Kinseekers Genealogical Society
 
Or click below for flier on this workshop.
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 

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Finding Birth Families Using DNA Boot Camp
Saturday, October 19, 2019
12:00 am to 2:30 pm
e conference on line
Join DNA genealogy expert Mary Eberle for Finding Birth Families
                     

For more information click on the following link: 

https://mailchi.mp/abundantgenealogy/finding-birth-families-dna-bootcamp?e=75da618027

 

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October Meeting
October Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room B, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Our October meeting will be held in ROOM B of the library.
 
Speaker: Debbie McGee Hoag
Topic:  Digging Beyond Hints & Tips
 
Don't forget to prepare and submit your article about 'My Favorite Ancestor' for a future issue of the RootDigger.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
A handout is available and it is attached. Please print out your own copy for your reference.
 
 
Minutes of last meeting: June 2019
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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FGS Tampa 2019 Annual Seminar
FGS Tampa 2019 Annual Seminar
Saturday, October 5, 2019
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library 1505 N Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL
Florida State Genealogical Society
Speaker: Kenyatta Berry, host of PBS' Genealogy Roadshow
Program: From Discovery to Storytelling
 
Registration can be done on-line at: https://fgstampa.org/2019-seminar/
 
See attached flyer for full details.
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 
 


Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 through Thursday, October 31, 2019
12:00 am to 12:00 pm
e conference on line
                       

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced free family history classes & webinars for October 2019 with a focus on Dutch, Latin, German, Polish and Russian handwriting!

For more information click on the following link: 

https://abundantgenealogy.com/free-family-history-library-classes-and-webinars-for-october-2019/    

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September Meeting
September Meeting
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Our September meeting will be a Webinar.  What is a Webinar???    A Webinar is an online live or prerecorded presentation held via the Internet.
 
Speaker: Lisa Louise Cooke
Topic:  Google Earth for Genealogy
 
Don't forget to prepare and submit your article about 'My Favorite Ancestor' for a future issue of the RootDigger.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
A handout is available (for members only) and is attached. Please print out your own copy for your reference.
 
 
Minutes of last meeting: June 2019
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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Tevis Fitzpatrick Memorial Service
Tevis Fitzpatrick Memorial Service
Monday, September 9, 2019
5:30 pm
St. John Lutheran Church, 1915 SE Lake Weir Ave
Tevis passed away August 30.

 

Visitation will be at 5:30, service at 6:30. Both at the Church.

The sanctuary is undergoing renovation, so please follow the signs to the fellowship hall, Grace Place.
 
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ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 through Wednesday, August 14, 2019
10:30 am to 11:00 pm
West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center
The Orange County Library System has planned a series of genealogy classes from now to the end of the year.  These classes cover a variety of aspects of genealogy and DNA.  The following link to their special page which lists the various classes.  
 
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 



Family History Fanatics
Saturday, June 29, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
e conference on line

"Research Strategies and Historical Writing" eConference on June 29th.  Speakers and topics will include:

Amy Johnson Crow - Writing Your Family History in Bite-Sized Pieces
Devon Noel Lee - A Recipe for Writing Family History
Lisa Lisson - Adding Social History to Family History Writing
Dan Earle - You Down with KDP? Ya You Know Me!: Preparing Your Manuscript for Self Publication

The online sessions will begin at 9am Central Time on June 29th. 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 genealogy educators! Presentations are live, not pre-recorded, and you can ask questions throughout.

Price is only $19.99 until June 19th and then it will be $24.99.  

More information is available on the website: https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/writingconf

Feel free to let any friends, family, or genealogy society members (or anyone else who may be interested) know about this great opportunity. 



FSGS Poolside Chat Webinars
FSGS Poolside Chat Webinars
Thursday, June 20, 2019 through Thursday, June 20, 2019
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In your jammies at home
 
No carpool needed. These webinars are presented sually every month on the third Thursday
(same as us!!) at 8:00 pm. The webinars are free, but you must be a member of FSGS to download the handout.
 
See Poolside Chats for topic information and registration details. Advance registration is required.
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DNA Special Interest Group Meeting
DNA Special Interest Group Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2019 through Thursday, June 20, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Our next special interest group meeting will be held in the administratative conference room of the Ocala library after our regular monthly general meeting.  Bring your laptops, DNA reports, files, passwords etc.  We will continue to bring as many of our group up to date with posting to https://genesis.gedmatch.com and to other sites. We will continue learning about the GEDMatch tools and evaluating our matches.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
 
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library   ====>
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June Meeting
June Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Speaker: Jack Butler
Topic:  Land Records, the Underutilized Resource
 
Don't forget to prepare and submit your article about 'My Favorite Ancestor' for a future issue of the RootDigger.
 
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: April 2019
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, June 11, 2019 through Tuesday, June 11, 2019
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
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. citrusgenealogy.com
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 
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Kinseekers Genealogical Society
Kinseekers Genealogical Society
Saturday, June 8, 2019 through Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:30 am
Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Leesburg, FL
 
Monthly, usually on the second 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
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 

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Library Help - Ocala Library
Library Help - Ocala Library
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 through Thursday, June 6, 2019
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Ocala Public Library Genealogy Room
 
1st Wednesdays of the month, September to June (except December)
 
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
May Meeting
Thursday, May 16, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Speaker: Debbe Hagner
Topic: "How to Find Your Ancestors on Ship Passenger Lists"
 
Don't forget, bring your genealogical reference material to the  meeting so it can be passed onto others.  Maybe your reference material is just what another member has be looking for and your sharing will finally break down that brick wall for them.  Or even maybe you will find the book/reference material that fills that hole in your family tree. 
 
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: March 2019
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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April Meeting
April Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room B, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
Speaker: Karen A. Fortin
Topic: "They Died of What?  Understanding Historical Causes of Death"
 
This month's meeting will be in roomB.
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
A handout is available, it is attached here. Please print out your own copy for your reference.
 
Minutes of last meeting: January 2019
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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Family History Fanatics
Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
e conference on line

"Research Strategies and Historical Writing" eConference on March 30th.  Speakers and topics will include:

Leslie Carney - What Does the Document Tell Us: Document Analysis
Devon Noel Lee - Synthesize Seven reSources to Bust Brick Walls
Emily Garber - When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques
Laura Hedgecock - Better Writing Through Research: Enhancing Family History Narratives with Historical Context

The online sessions will begin at 8am Arizona Time on March 30th. 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 genealogy educators! Presentations are live, not pre-recorded, and you can ask questions throughout.

Price is only $19.99 until March 22nd and then it will be $24.99.  25% of all proceeds will go to Pima County Genealogy Society

More information is available on the website: https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/pimacounty

Feel free to let any friends, family, or genealogy society members (or anyone else who may be interested) know about this great opportunity. 



Irish Genealogy Seminar
Irish Genealogy Seminar
Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tampa
Speakers: Fintan Mullen and Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation
 
Location: Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 
 


March Meeting
March Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
Speaker: Ann Mohr Osisek
Topic: The Paper Trail- Ins and Outs of Courthouse Research
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
A handout is available, it is attached here. Please print out your own copy for your reference.
 
Minutes of last meeting: January 2019
 
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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MANATEE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Manatee Technical College, Bradenton, Florida
Speakers: Speaker Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D.
Subject: •     The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames
        •     Converting a Bunch of Information into a Credible Conclusion
        •     Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?
        •     Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events
 
COMPLEMENTARY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND REFRESHMENTS, PRE-PAID LUNCHES, DOOR PRIZES
Location: Manatee Technical College, Bradenton, Florida
 
If you are interested in carpooling to one of these events
please contact or click on president@mcgsocala.org
 



Special Interest Group Meeting
Special Interest Group Meeting
Thursday, February 21, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library Headquarters, Room C, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470
 
We will be holding a introductory meeting to establishing a DNA Special Interest Group.  An introduction to DNA and available education material on DNA will be presented.  If established this SIG will function as a workshop for members and guests to better understand the DNA results received from testing companies and how this information will assist in genealogical research. Participants should bring their DNA information and questions.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public. 
 
 
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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.
 
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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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