Welcome to Pastfinders!
Welcome to the Pastfinders of South Lake County Website.
We are located in the Gem of the Hills, Clermont, Florida. The Cooper Memorial Library and the Genealogy Room is our base of operation with Monthly meetings, genealogy help sessions, computer users’ classes, Beginner Classes, and special events.
Pastfinders mission is to educate the public on the art and science of preserving family history. Learning about your roots, where you came from, and the struggles your family made to get you where you are today can open one’s eyes to what kind of pioneers our ancestors were.
All the classes Pastfinders of South Lake County; Genealogical Society conducts are open to the public and most are free to attend. Our meetings are held from September to May; however, during the summer months there are a few scheduled activates and Meet-ups at the library. Please see the event calendar on the menu bar for more detail or contact Marlyse at (352) 404-8164 for more information.
Pastfinders Welcomes 40 new members in 2018
In the first quarter of 2018, 21 new members joined Pastfinders
- Arlene, Ardera, Elena, Catherine, Susan, Karen, Donna, George & Joyce, Debora, Judith , Dorenda, Sheryl & Shirley, Jeannette & Mark, Clarice, Gail, Sonya, and Herman & Jacqueline
In the second quarter of 2018, we had 7 new member join us.
- Susan, Kristin, John & Mary, Timothy & Jenny, and Beverly
In the third quarter of 2018, we had 12 new members join
- Truitt, Linda, Donna, Nancy, Carolyn, Padget, Florence, Lillias, Rose Marie, Ted & Christine, and Carol
For Detailed information about any activity that we have scheduled, go to the Event Calendar on the menu bar
- Beginners Class
- Computer Users Group
- Help Sessions
- Member Meetings featuring Guest Speakers
- Saturday Classes
- Mid-Winter Conference (February)
- Summer Meet Up
- Scanning and other events
Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner
This scanner is light weight and a useful tool for Genealogy, Hobbyist and Travelers. It can be used in archives and family gatherings. Pastfinders is a non-profit group that generate funds by membership dues, donations, and a small % of your merchandise purchase from Flip-Pal using the URL below.
Email from John and Addison who live in Oregon
As the Webmaster for our Genealogical Society, I often wonder if people can find our website during a genealogy search and if they find anything that will help them in their research. Well, just a few days ago, we received an Email addressed to email@example.com that answered both questions. This Email came from John in Oregon and ...., I'll just let them tell the story.
From: John -------
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:45 PM
Subject: Pastfinders of South Lake
My name is John. I just wanted to reach out and say thank you. My daughter Addison was adopted as an infant and last year (right before her 13th birthday) she started to become very interested in genealogy. She was determined to trace back her ancestors. We have done a ton of research during this past year which is how we found your page https://pastfindersslc.org/links.php?sid=1&cid=3. It really gave us the information we needed to be successful on this journey.
We actually ended up tracing back to ancestors that came through Ellis Island so Addison asked me to share with you this article she found: "New York City and the History of Ellis Island" http://www.bbcleaningservice.com/history-of-ellis-island.html. She thought it would be a good addition to the other resources on your page. We found the article and the links within it very helpful so hopefully you find some use for it too.
We would love to know what you think of it and she would be very excited to see it on your page.
Have a great day,
John and Addison
Now, please check out our Links Page where you will find a link to "New York City and the History of Ellis Island". Thank You Addison !!