Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society
Welcome to Pastfinders!
Welcome to the Pastfinders of South Lake County‚Äč Website.
We are located in the Gem of the Hills, Clermont, Florida. The Cooper Memorial Library and the Historic Clermont scenes including Citrus TowerGenealogy Room is our base of operation with Monthly meetings, genealogy help sessions, computer users’ classes, Beginner Classes, and special events. 
Pastfinders mission is to educate the public on the art and science of preserving family history.  Learning about your roots, where you came from, and the struggles your family made to get you where you are today can open one’s eyes to what kind of pioneers our ancestors were. 
All the classes Pastfinders of South Lake County; Genealogical Society conducts are open to the public and most are free to attend. Our meetings are held from September to May; however, during the summer months there are a few scheduled activates and Meet-ups at the library. Please see the event calendar on the menu bar for more detail or contact Marlyse at (352) 404-8164 for more information.

Pastfinders April Schedule of Events
Help sessions every Tuesday from 9:30 to Noon at Cooper Memorial Library
     April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Beginners Genealogy with Lisa from 10:00 AM to Noon at Cooper Memorial Library
Class 1 on April 3, Class 2 on April 17
Scouting Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop  Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:50 PM
April 3 and 10
Member Monthly Meeting  Boy Scouts present the best thing they learned about their Ancestors
Thursday, April 11 4:30 to 5:00 meet & Greet, presentation starts at 5:00
Family Tree Maker SIG using maps, researching online, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
     Wednesday, April 17
What is a SIG?  it is a Special Interest Group

Pastfinders Calendar
For Detailed information about any activity that we have scheduled, go to the Event Calendar on the menu bar
  • Beginners Class
  • Computer Users Group
  • Help Sessions
  • Member Meetings featuring Guest Speakers
  • Saturday Classes
  • Mid-Winter Conference (February)
  • Summer Meet Up 
  • Scanning and other events

Tutorial of the Week
This 14 minute YouTube Video tutorial walks you through the basics of FamilySearch. You will learn what's available on the FamilySearch website and the basic ins and outs of navigating the website.
You should set up a free account on Familysearch even if you do not want to keep a tree on the website.

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner
This scanner is light weight and a useful tool for Genealogy, Hobbyist and Travelers. It can be used in archives and family gatherings. Pastfinders is a non-profit group that generate funds by membership dues, donations, and a small % of your merchandise purchase from Flip-Pal using the URL below.