Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society
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Tuesday, March 26
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
9:30 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. 




Wednesday, April 3
Start a new hobby! Come to this class to Start up your Genealogy Class 1 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

April showers got you blue?  Indoors with nothing to do?  Well, pick up a little research and start a new hobby.  Genealogy is a great way of learning about yourself. Family is fantastic and inspiring.  Bring all you know about them and come learn how to organize and compile your family tree.  Please attend both classes starting promptly at 10 AM. Come early! The library opens at 8 AM..

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Thursday, April 11
Boy Scout Merit Badge Presentation by the Scouts  (Member Meeting)
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Room 108 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive. Clermont, FL

Every year Pastfinders recruits the "Boy" Scouts from local troops to work on their Genealogy Merit Badge.  It's an 6 week course Where they 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 workshop began with an Orientation Meeting on February 27th.  The Scouts will meet for 6 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.  Oh, by the way, this year one of the scouts earning their Genealogy Merit Badge is a young lady.  Their search will in a lot of ways 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.



Wednesday, April 17
Start a New Hobby, come to this class to Start up your Genealogy Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

April showers got you blue?  Indoors with nothing to do?  Well, pick up a little research, start a new hobby.  Genealogy is a great way of learning about yourself. Family is fantastic and inspiring.  Bring all you know about them and come learn how to organize and compile your family tree.  Please attend both classes starting promptly at 10AM.  Come early! The library opens at 8AM.



Wednesday, April 17
Continuing with the Family Tree Maker Program  (Computer Users Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 221
Getting your family history organized and made available to other members of your family is easy with one of the Genealogy Database Programs.  Family Tree Maker (FTM) is commonly used by many of the Pastfinders Members and therefore I will be demonstrating how to use FTM.  The ability to produce various reports and to store and organize photos and documents is a major reason to use FTM.  Ancestry.com or other on-line Genealogy databases do not have the range of reports that FTM has.
 
Last month we reviewed Part 2, Chapter 4: Documenting Your Research and Including Media Items.
 
In April we will continue where we stopped in March, then continue on to: 
Chapter 7: Using Maps. To use maps you have to use the standardized format for location names.
Chaper 8: Researching Your Tree Online. FTM will automatically find information on familysearch and ancestry (if you are a member, familysearch is free, ancestry costs $99 for 6 months). But you can also search many other places on the web.



Wednesday, May 1
Gearing up for summer project: Learn how to start Genealogy Class 1 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Love to have a project to start this summer? Learn how to trace your family; ancestors are quite interesting.  You can get to know them and how they lived by tracing your roots.  Know where your family came from and how they got here from there.  Please attend both classes.  They start promptly at 10 AM.



Thursday, May 9
Speaker and Subject to be announced  (Member Meeting)
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Speaker and Subject to be announced


Wednesday, May 15
Gearing up for summer project: Learn how to start Genealogy Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Love to have a project to start this summer? Learn how to trace your family; ancestors are quite interesting. You can get to know them and how they lived by tracing your roots. Find out where they came from and how they got here from there.  Please attend both classes. They start promptly at 10AM.