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Tuesday, January 22
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room
 

Need help knocking down those brick walls?

Not sure how to interpret some information you found?

Just lost and need help with your family history research. 

Pastfinders Volunteers are happy to help.  Bring your research.




Tuesday, February 5
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Working on your Family Tree.  Couples of Branches are hard to reach than others.  

Please remember that Pastfinders Volunteers are there to help you climb those branches

Discover those documents and connect the leaves of family members. 

Please bring your research and we can help.

 



Wednesday, February 6
How to Start Family History research; Learn how to Grow your Family Tree Class 1 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Learn how to start family history research, Bring the names and dates you know about mom, dad, grandparents, uncles and aunts.  Whatever you have will  help. Bring that and you will learn more about how to compile information, organize your research and look for more leads on who your family were, where they came from, and how you got to where you are today. There are 2 classes and both are a must.  Learn how to source your work. Classes start at 10am promptly,  get there early, the Library opens at 9am 



Friday, February 8 through Saturday, February 9
2019 Mid-Winter Genealogy Conference  (Special Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library
Pastfinders Genealogy Society of South Lake County presents the Second Annual Mid-Winter Conference.
There will be 2 sessions on Friday, February 8th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
  • Presentation 1 - Genealogical Research - Working around the edges exploring records routinely overlooked - presented by Jack Butler, FSGS
  • Presentation 2 - Digitizing & Organizing Personal Research - How to organize your digital material so they can be found easily - presented by Kevin Arms, MLIS
There will be 2 sessions on Saturday, February 9th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
  • Presentation 3 - Immigration - How to find the spot your ancestor left and the spot where he landed - presented by Donna Moughty
  • Presentation 4 - Touring online European archives - Explore the various regional & national archives for European Ancestors - presented by Miles Meyer
Please use the online registration, click on this link: 2019 Conference Sign Up to register (attendance is FREE) to attend and reserve the Conference Syllabus.
 
Registration will close on Monday, February 4th, 2019
If you have questions or want more information, please call 352-241-7951 or 407-405-0579


Thursday, February 14
Due to the Conference, there will NOT BE a regular February Meeting  (Member Meeting)
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
None

The Pastfinders Genealogy conference will be held on February 8th and 9th 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



Tuesday, February 19
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Working on your Family Tree.  Couples of Branches are hard to reach than others.  

Please remember that Pastfinders Volunteers are there to help you climb those branches

Discover those documents and connect the leaves of family members. 

Please bring your research and we can help.

 



Wednesday, February 20
How to Start Family History Research; Learn how to Grow your Family Tree Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Learn how to start family history research, Bring the names and dates you know about mom, dad, grandparents, uncles and aunts.  Whatever you have will  help. Bring that and you will learn more about how to compile information, organize your research and look for more leads on who your family were, where they came from, and how you got to where you are today. There are 2 classes and both are a must.  Learn how to source your work. Classes start at 10am promptly,  get there early, the Library opens at 9am 



Wednesday, February 20
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 get started with 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.
 
We will continue with FTM.


Tuesday, February 26
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Working on your Family Tree.  Couples of Branches are hard to reach than others.  

Please remember that Pastfinders Volunteers are there to help you climb those branches

Discover those documents and connect the leaves of family members. 

Please bring your research and we can help.

 




Tuesday, March 5
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, unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfathers brother.  Come bring your research, Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers we can help you chip away at those brick walls. 



Wednesday, March 6
Basics; Already started working on that family tree, stuck out on a limb & can't find get down.  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Class 1 of 2

Pastfinders can help you get your genealogy in order, organization and learn the correct way to chart and catalog  your family members.  Bring what you have, volunteers will help you organize that tree, get you up another branch and fix and fallen leaves.  Classes start promptly at 10am please take both classes in order to get the best results. 



Thursday, March 14
So, Where did your people come from? Irish Ancestors  (Member Meeting)
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Room 108 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive. Clermont, FL

Peter Stauder will be presenting a genealogical discussion on where to start with your Irish ancestors.

Pete will introduce the Irish census, Griffiths valuation, and the online church parish records. 

This very in-depth presentation will take place on March 14th at Cooper Memorial Library. 

Doors open at 4:30pm, presentation start at 5PM  Bring a notebook to this Free presentation. 

Open to the public and all interested people



Tuesday, March 19
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, unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfathers brother.  Come bring your research, Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers we can help you chip away at those brick walls. 



Wednesday, March 20
Basics; Already started working on that family tree, stuck out on a limb & can't find get down.  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Class 2 of 2

Pastfinders can help you get your genealogy in order, organization and learn the correct way to chart and catalog  your family members.  Bring what you have, volunteers will help you organize that tree, get you up another branch and fix and fallen leaves.  Classes start promptly at 10am please take both classes in order to get the best results.



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, unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfathers brother.  Come bring your research, Pastfinders Volunteers have a few tricks up their sleeves, using our research sledge hammers we can help you chip away at those brick walls. 




Tuesday, April 2
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, start a new hobby.  Genealogy is a great way of learning about oneself. 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 promtlyat 10am come early library opens at 9.



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 recruit boys scouts from local troops to work on their genealogy merit badge.  It's an 8 week course they come and work at the library with their guardian in search of their ancestor.  They learn how to do genealogy research just like an adult and are taught how to proof their work.   If you know a boy scout that might be interested in earning this badge, please contact us thru the contact link page.  The scout can do it individually or if an entire troop would like to participate they can join together. 



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 oneself. 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 promtlyat 10am come early library opens at 9.




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 racing your roots.  Know where you came from and how to you here from there.  This is a great hobby; after all it’s your family.  Please attend both classes they start promptly at 10am



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 racing your roots.  Know where you came from and how to you here from there.  This is a great hobby; after all it’s your family.  Please attend both classes they start promptly at 10am