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Tuesday, December 3
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Up against a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  Come bring your research. Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers. We will help you chip away at those brick walls. 



Tuesday, December 10
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Up against a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  Come bring your research. Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers. We will help you chip away at those brick walls. 



Tuesday, December 10
2019 Holiday Get-together  (Member Meeting)
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Wesley Center, First United Methodist Church, 950 7th Street, Clermont
The Pastfinders Holiday Dinner Party will be on Tuesday, December 10th at the Wesley Center in the First United Methodist Church here in Clermont.   
Dinner will be served buffet style with gluten-free options.  The entrees will be Salmon, Roast Beef & Gravy, and Roasted Chicken. For the full details see the Download. 
Cost is $ 22.00 per person, no reservations will be accepted after December 4th, reservations and payment can be made on line at our website. Just go to the Event Signup Reservation Menu Link.
You can participate in the optional Gift Exchange by bringing a $10.00 limit gift suitable for a man or a woman (wine is a favorite).


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Saturday, December 14
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 221
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This month of December we will present Chapters 11 - 14:
   Chapter 11 - Creating a Family History Book
   Chapter 12 - Working with trees
   Chapter 13 - Tools and preferences
   Chapter 14 - Family Tree Problem Solver



Free Assistance
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Up against a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  Come bring your research. Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers. We will help you chip away at those brick walls. 



Guest Speaker: Jim Lannin
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Guest Speaker: Jim Lannin  (Member Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108
Jim Lannin will be speaking to Pastfinders on the subject  - Genetic Genealogy 101.  Jim is Past President of The Villages Genealogical Society and is the Coordinator of The Villages Genealogical Society Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group.
 
Mr. Lannin's presentation will start at 6:00 PM. 


Free Assistance
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Up against a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  Come bring your research. Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers. We will help you chip away at those brick walls. 



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 221
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This month we will present Chapters 1 -4:
   Chapter 1 - Installing Family Tree Maker
   Chapter 2 - Family Tree Maker Basics (the workspaces)
   Chapter 3 - Creating a tree
   Chapter 4 - Entering family information
 
We will continue through Family Tree Maker in February, March, and April  By the beginning of summer, you will all be experts.


Free Assistance
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Up against a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  Come bring your research. Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers. We will help you chip away at those brick walls. 



Free Assistance
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Up against a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  Come bring your research. Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers. We will help you chip away at those brick walls. 




Free Assistance
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Up against a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  Come bring your research. Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers. We will help you chip away at those brick walls. 



Free Assistance
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Up against a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  Come bring your research. Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers. We will help you chip away at those brick walls. 



Thursday, February 13, 2020
Due to the Conference, there will NOT BE a regular February Meeting  (Member Meeting)
The Pastfinders Genealogy Mid-Winter Conference will be held on February 15th; this will be in place of the regular second Thursday meeting.  Please make sure you mark your calendar.  We would hate you to come up to the library for no reason.  Instead, register for the conference. It is going to be very educational.  Thank you.


Pastfinders Annual Mid-Winter Genealogy Conference
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Pastfinders Annual Mid-Winter Genealogy Conference  (Member Meeting)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Auditorium at Lake/Sumter State College (Clermont)
Pastfinders is extremely pleased to announce the Genealogist who will be presenting at the 2020 Mid-Winter Conference.
 
Clyde and Kathy Stickney will be presenting at the Morning Sessions.
 
Dick Eastman will be presenting at the Afternoon Sessions.
 
The attachment provides details


Free Assistance
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Up against a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  Come bring your research. Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers. We will help you chip away at those brick walls. 



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 221
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This month we will present Chapters 5 - 7:
   Chapter 5 - Documenting your research
   Chapter 6 - Including media (photos and documents)
   Chapter 7 - Using maps
 


Free Assistance
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Up against a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  Come bring your research. Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers. We will help you chip away at those brick walls. 




Thursday, March 12, 2020
Speakers are Terry and Jim Willard  (Member Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108
Presentation starts at 6:00 PM 
Terry and Jim Willard will be presenting on the subject, TBD,
 
From 1995-2000, they served as co-hosts for the popular PBS Television series Ancestors, traveling around the country conducting workshops and promoting the series from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, CA, and from Dallas, TX, to Portland, ME. They co-authored (along with Jane Wilson) the book ANCESTORS: A Beginner’s Guide to Family History and Genealogy that accompanied the series. They also wrote the teacher’s guide that helped teachers and students benefit from viewing the series. Since then they have conducted workshops throughout Florida, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, and each of the New England states. They especially enjoy getting feedback from their beginners’ workshops as they are freelance writers who specialize in genealogy. They have published over 40 articles in Ancestry Magazine and they write a monthly column for The Villages Daily Sun. They have spoken at genealogy conferences throughout the United States and take a group of adult students to Salt Lake City for a research trip annually 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 221
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This month we will present Chapters 8 - 10:
   Chapter 8 - Researching your tree online
   Chapter 9 - Creating Family Tree Charts
   Chapter 10 - Running Reports
 


Saturday, March 28, 2020
DNA Workshop  (Special Events)
Cooper Memorial Library, Genealogy Room
Save this date for a DNA Workshop with details to be announced at a later date.



Scouting Merit Badge Presentation
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Scouting Merit Badge Presentation  (Member Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108
Every year Pastfinders recruits Scouts from local troops to work on their Genealogy Merit Badge.  It's a six week course in which participants come and work at the library with their parent or guardian in search of their ancestors.  They learn how to do genealogy research just like an adult and are taught how to proof their work.  The Scouts will meet for six weeks on Wednesday evenings and then complete the final Merit Badge Requirement of presenting what they learned about their family history to the members of Pastfinders and their family.    Their search will parallel the search that each Pastfinder goes through; it is interesting to view that search through the eyes of teenagers.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and hope you will make the Scouts and their families welcome.


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
10:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 221
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This month we will present Chapters 11 - 14:
   Chapter 11 - Creating a Family History Book
   Chapter 12 - Working with trees
   Chapter 13 - Tools and preferences
   Chapter 14 - Family Tree Problem Solver



Thursday, May 14, 2020
Speaker: Tom Wilcox  (Member Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108
Tom Wilcox will present: "What's in a Name"