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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.
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library   ====>
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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
 
Click Learn More for program details ==>
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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.
 
Click Learn More for map to library ==>
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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.
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library   ====>
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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.
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library   ====>
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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.
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library   ====>
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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. 
 
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library   ====>
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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
 
Click Learn More for program details ==>
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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.
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library   ====>
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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
 
Click Learn More for program details ==>
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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
 
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library
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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.
 
Click "Learn More" for map to library


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.
Click "Learn More" for map to library


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