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

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



Family History Research
Wednesday, October 5
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           REGISTRATION CLOSES  10/04/2022

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.



Pastfinders Presents
Thursday, October 13
Pastfinders Presents  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Video Conference from Home
Program Speaker:  Diane Warmsley
Program Topic: The People of the West Indies & their History
This lecture spotlights five essential themes that have particular import for genealogical study and research in the West Indies. Within this context, a sweeping history of the West Indies is revealed, the peoples who inhabited the region are identified, and major migrations are explored. Diane M. Warmsley is a genealogist and family historian with over twenty-five years of experience. She holds a certificate in Professional Genealogical Research and an M.S. degree in Education. She enjoys providing professional-level services to clients and advancing genealogy through classes and lectures. 
5:30 PM - Meet and Greet, Short presentation of future programs and activities
6:00 PM - Diane Warmsley 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. 
 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, October 18
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Zoom Video Conferencing from Home
This FTM SIG uses the FTM 2019 Companion Guide as the outline for arranging the class.  There will be 8 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 8 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, November 10
Pastfinders Presents  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Video Conference from Home
Program Speaker:  Gena Pillibert-Ortega
Program Topic: Women Research: Community Cookbooks and what they tell us about our Ancestors
Community cookbooks, commonly known as fundraising cookbooks with the plastic comb binding, have been around since the Civil War. They serve as a "city directory" of women, with everything from, names, residences, and in some cases familial relationships and photos. Learn more about community cookbooks and using them for your family history.  Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera as well as the GenealogyBank and Legacy Webinars blogs. She is also a course instructor for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
5:30 PM - Meet and Greet, Short presentation of future programs and activities
6:00 PM - Gena Phillibert-Ortega presents the Topic 
Please Register HERE. 
 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, November 15
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Zoom Video Conferencing from Home
This FTM SIG uses the FTM 2019 Companion Guide as the outline for arranging the class.  There will be 8 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 8 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