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Family History Research
Wednesday, February 1
Family History Research  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

Family History Research: Obituary Notes, The Naturalization Process, Government Website Sources

Class 3

Register Here for the Zoom Meeting Link

This class will cover the various types of obituary notices and their genealogy value. The phases of the US Naturalization Process will be explored and their connection to the US Census. We will look at Alien Files in the Natural Archives Database, the history of US Visas needed/used by ancestors, and understand how the US Archives Publication List can uncover sourcing for research. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.



DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, February 8
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Hosted by Carolyn Gornowicz.
This will be a discussion and help session rather than a class.  I will cover basics and of course the major testing sites and tools.  We will endeavor to help one another unravel the mysteries of our DNA matches in order to build and verify our family trees.  We will guide and encourage one another with feedback and suggestions and sharing of discoveries.
 
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org with DNA SIG as the Subject


Pastfinders Presents - Probate Records: Looking Beyond the Will
Thursday, February 9
Pastfinders Presents - Probate Records: Looking Beyond the Will  (Monthly Meeting)
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Hybrid - Cooper Memorial Library AND Virtual on Zoom
Program Speaker:  Debbie Wilson Smyth
Program Topic:  Researching Probate Records: Looking beyond the Will
A Last Will and Testament offers a rich resource of information for genealogical purposes. But the will is only the beginning of the records that may be available and of value to the genealogist. Even if the decedent failed to leave a will, there may be other estate records to assist in your research. This presentation provides an overview of the probate process and the records that may be created after a person’s death.
 
This will be a Hybrid Meeting and you are welcome to attend in person in room 108 at the Cooper Memorial Library or you can continue to attend virtually using a Zoom Link.  If you are not sure if you can attend in person, register for the Zoom Link, you can still come in person.
 
Debbie Wilson Smyth has been researching her family since 1993 and holds a Certificate in the Genealogical Research program from Boston University. As the owner of Oak Trails Genealogy Services, LLC, she provides professional genealogical services in research, education, consultation, and speaking. Her research focuses on midwestern and southern states, methodology, lineage society applications, and DNA. Debbie is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogy Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state, and local societies.
 
4:30 PM - Meet and Greet, Short presentation of future programs and activities
5:00 PM - Debbie Wilson Smyth presents the Topic 
 
Zoom Register HERE. 
In-Person Registee HERE.


Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Monday, February 20
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Hosted by Peter Stauder who has extensive experience in tracing his family history back to Ireland.
Discussion item is ??
 
 
Pastfinders is using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting:  info@pastfindersslc.org with Irish SIG as the Subject.


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, February 21
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Zoom Video Conferencing from Home
Hosted by Stan Wells
This FTM SIG uses the FTM 2019 Companion Guide as the outline for arranging the class.  There will be 9 sessions from September 2022 to May 2023 and we will cover all 14 chapters of the Companion Guide using a actual FTM database to demonstrate how to use each FTM feature. We will not cover the troubleshooting chapter separately, if you are having trouble or issues with your FTM, bring them up at any time for immediate discussion and resolution ( which may happen after the meeting)
 
The Download (shown below) shows which chapters are covered during each of the 9 sessions.
  
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting:    info@pastfindersslc.org


Pastfinders Presents
Thursday, February 23
Pastfinders Presents  (Monthly Meeting)
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Hybrid - Cooper Memorial Library AND Virtual on Zoom
Program Speaker:  Gena Philibert-Ortega
Program Topic:  Womens Research: Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About our Ancestors
 
 
 
This will be a Hybrid Meeting and you are welcome to attend in person in room 108 at the Cooper Memorial Library or you can continue to attend virtually using a Zoom Link.  If you are not sure if you can attend in person, register for the Zoom Link, you can still come in person.
 
4:30 PM - Meet and Greet, Short presentation of future programs and activities
5:00 PM - Gena Philibert-Ortega presents the Topic 
 
Important Note to Members: This presenttion will not be recorded, Please attend the live event if you are interested.
Please Register HERE. 
 



DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, March 8
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Hosted by Carolyn Gornowicz.
This will be a discussion and help session rather than a class.  I will cover basics and of course the major testing sites and tools.  We will endeavor to help one another unravel the mysteries of our DNA matches in order to build and verify our family trees.  We will guide and encourage one another with feedback and suggestions and sharing of discoveries.
 
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org with DNA SIG as the Subject


Pastfinders Presents
Thursday, March 9
Pastfinders Presents  (Monthly Meeting)
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Hybrid - Cooper Memorial Library AND Virtual on Zoom
Program Speaker:  John "Doc" Hutching
Program Topic:  "His Name is Not on the wall" His experience as a Vietnam Medic.
 
This will be a Hybrid Meeting and you are welcome to attend in person in room 108 at the Cooper Memorial Library or you can continue to attend virtually using a Zoom Link.  If you are not sure if you can attend in person, register for the Zoom Link, you can still come in person.
 
4:30 PM - Meet and Greet, Short presentation of future programs and activities
5:00 PM - John "Doc" Hutching presents the Topic 
 
Important Note to Members: This presention will not be recorded, Please attend the live event if you are interested.
Please Register HERE. 
 


Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Monday, March 20
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Hosted by Peter Stauder who has extensive experience in tracing his family history back to Ireland.
Discussion item is ??
 
 
Pastfinders is using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting:  info@pastfindersslc.org with Irish SIG as the Subject.


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, March 21
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Zoom Video Conferencing from Home
Hosted by Stan Wells
This FTM SIG uses the FTM 2019 Companion Guide as the outline for arranging the class.  There will be 9 sessions from September 2022 to May 2023 and we will cover all 14 chapters of the Companion Guide using a actual FTM database to demonstrate how to use each FTM feature. We will not cover the troubleshooting chapter separately, if you are having trouble or issues with your FTM, bring them up at any time for immediate discussion and resolution ( which may happen after the meeting)
 
The Download (shown below) shows which chapters are covered during each of the 9 sessions.
  
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting:    info@pastfindersslc.org


Pastfinders Cultural & Genealogical Community Showcase
Saturday, March 25
Pastfinders Cultural & Genealogical Community Showcase  (Special Events)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library -Registation advised but not required

This event is currently rescheduled 

Please plan on Joining us on March 25th 2023 at

Cooper Memorial Library

On 10/01/022 Hurricane Ian CANCELLED this event. 

October is Family History Month and in honor of our ethnic backgrounds, our connection to the past and our love for family, Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society presents “A Cultural & Genealogical Community Showcase.” 

Come celebrate the cultures of the world on October 1 at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Lineage, genealogical, historical and cultural societies will be in attendance. 

Bring the whole family. Admission is free, and there will be so much to do and see. Come in traditional outfit or dress in your ancestors’ flag colors. Take photos at our cultural photo booth area.  Watch Scottish Highland dancing, discover the Genealogy Room,  and see the documentary film, “Finding Samuel Lowe.” The film is about a Harlem African-Chinese-Jamaican woman looking for her family roots, whose journey takes her from Harlem to Canada, Massachusetts, Jamaica and China. It is a surprising story of one family's discoveries.

The Library opens at 9 a.m. Festivities start at 9:15 and end at 1:00 p.m. Movie seating is limited, so plan on getting there early.

Register for this free event online https://tinyurl.com/PastfindersCulturalDay2022 or register at the door.  Each registrant will receive a welcome packet and complimentary raffle tickets. Registration is not required but recommended.

Entertainment   

Center for Dance and the Performing Arts “CDPA”

Scottish Highland Dancers Demonstration and History

 

Movie Finding Samuel Lowe Documentary

2 showings with limited seating

 

Groups that will be in attendance

 

Sons of the American Revolution “SAR”-

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Tomoka Chapter “DAR”-

 

South Lake Historical Society

Clermont Historical Village

 

Oak Tree Cemetery: Groveland Project

 

The Caribbean American Association

Jewish Friends of Kings Ridge & Congregation Sinai Temple

 

Cooper Memorial Library Writers Group

 

Friends of Cooper Memorial Library




DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, April 12
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Hosted by Carolyn Gornowicz.
This will be a discussion and help session rather than a class.  I will cover basics and of course the major testing sites and tools.  We will endeavor to help one another unravel the mysteries of our DNA matches in order to build and verify our family trees.  We will guide and encourage one another with feedback and suggestions and sharing of discoveries.
 
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org with DNA SIG as the Subject


Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Monday, April 17
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Hosted by Peter Stauder who has extensive experience in tracing his family history back to Ireland.
Discussion item is ??
 
 
Pastfinders is using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting:  info@pastfindersslc.org with Irish SIG as the Subject.


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, April 18
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Zoom Video Conferencing from Home
Hosted by Stan Wells
This FTM SIG uses the FTM 2019 Companion Guide as the outline for arranging the class.  There will be 9 sessions from September 2022 to May 2023 and we will cover all 14 chapters of the Companion Guide using a actual FTM database to demonstrate how to use each FTM feature. We will not cover the troubleshooting chapter separately, if you are having trouble or issues with your FTM, bring them up at any time for immediate discussion and resolution ( which may happen after the meeting)
 
The Download (shown below) shows which chapters are covered during each of the 9 sessions.
  
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting:    info@pastfindersslc.org



DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, May 10
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Hosted by Carolyn Gornowicz.
This will be a discussion and help session rather than a class.  I will cover basics and of course the major testing sites and tools.  We will endeavor to help one another unravel the mysteries of our DNA matches in order to build and verify our family trees.  We will guide and encourage one another with feedback and suggestions and sharing of discoveries.
 
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org with DNA SIG as the Subject


Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Monday, May 15
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Hosted by Peter Stauder who has extensive experience in tracing his family history back to Ireland.
Discussion item is ??
 
 
Pastfinders is using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting:  info@pastfindersslc.org with Irish SIG as the Subject.


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, May 16
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Zoom Video Conferencing from Home
Hosted by Stan Wells
This FTM SIG uses the FTM 2019 Companion Guide as the outline for arranging the class.  There will be 9 sessions from September 2022 to May 2023 and we will cover all 14 chapters of the Companion Guide using a actual FTM database to demonstrate how to use each FTM feature. We will not cover the troubleshooting chapter separately, if you are having trouble or issues with your FTM, bring them up at any time for immediate discussion and resolution ( which may happen after the meeting)
 
The Download (shown below) shows which chapters are covered during each of the 9 sessions.
  
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting:    info@pastfindersslc.org