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's 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 activities and weekly Summer Genealogy Chats 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 Calendar of Events
 
Help sessions every Tuesday from 9:30 to Noon at Cooper Memorial Library
     May 21 and 28
 
Pastfinders will begin the Summer Schedule starting in June
 
Summer Genealogy Chat:  Some talk, some help, some fun in the Genealogy Room
Monday June 3, 10 to noon
Tuesday, June 11, 10 to noon
Wednesday, June 19, 10 to noon
Thursday, June 27, 10 to noon
 
TO LEARN DETAILS ABOUT EACH EVENT, CLICK ON THE 
EVENT CALENDAR
 You can find general information about our events in the About Us menu link
 

 
 Tutorial of the "Week"
 
Genetic Genealogy Simplified - Part 1: Defining Terms
 
Thinking about taking a DNA test as part of your genealogy research? There are some things you need to know first. SNPs, centimorgans, and phasing are where we'll begin. 
 
 

 
 
Pastfinders Fund Raising Activities
 
 
 
 
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