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Saturday, October 10
Bryan Mulcahy: Ships Passenger Lists & Immigration  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar - Login Info to be Announced
Immigration records fall into a number of categories.  The most popular involve Ship Passenger Arrival Records.  Both categories often provide important genealogical information for tracing our immigrant ancestors.  The amount of information varies by time period.  These records can help us identify critical personal pieces of information that will be necessary to trace them upon entry into the United States or Canada.  This type of information will play an important role as the immigrant begins the process of gaining citizenship.  Naturalization records in the United States were formally established in 1790.  The law gave authority to common law courts of record in any state to confer citizenship to aliens.  Over time this law has been amended to set up more specific procedures. Our seminar will touch on the importance of these records and their relationship to the three steps in the Naturalization process.
 
Bryan is the Adult Reference, Genealogy, and Literacy Librarian for Lee County Library System since 1990.  He was the Adult Reference, Genealogy, and Circulation Librarian for SW Georgia Regional Library (Bainbridge) and Moultrie-Colquitt County Library, Georgia 1984-1990.  Bryan was associated with The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library from September 1988-March 1990. He was also the Reference, Circulation Assistant, FSU Law Library – Tallahassee, FL  1982-1984. He obtained his B.A. and MLS from Florida State University in 1977-1978, 1982-1984, respectively, and his A.A. from Miami Dade Community College in 1975-1976.


Wednesday, October 14
German Virtual SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting



Wednesday, November 4
Polish SIG - Location TBD  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Location TBD


Wednesday, November 11
German Virtual SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting


Thursday, November 12
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, November 14
Karen Fortin: The Mayflower 1620 - 400th Anniversary  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar - Login Info to be Announced
Resources for Researching the Passengers of the Mayflower 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower. This presentation will look at who these people were and why they came to the New World. It will also provide details on some of the main resources available for researching the passengers and their descendants.

Karen Fortin received degrees in History and Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. She worked at the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library in Pinellas Park, FL for 30 years before deciding to focus on genealogical research. She began volunteering with the Pinellas Genealogy Society in Largo, FL in 2012, and was the society's president from 2014-2017. Karen began providing genealogical and history presentations in 2016 and has lectured at various genealogical societies, public libraries, and other organizations. One of her goals is to help people explore historical periods, places, and events so that they can better understand their ancestors and the world in which they lived.

 



Wednesday, December 2
Polish SIG - Location TBD  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Location TBD


Wednesday, December 9
German Virtual SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting


Thursday, December 10
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, December 12
Diahan Southard: Me & My 1,000+ Cousins (Webinar)  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar - Login Info to be Announced
If you have seen the results from an autosomal DNA test you have likely seen a long long list of 4th cousins. Who are all of these people? Are all of them relevant to your family history research? How do you go about figuring that out? We will cover the tools available at your DNA testing company that will help you sort and filter your match list, to present you with only your Best Matches, those who are most able to help you with your genealogical questions. We will learn both analysis and organizational techniques that are sure to add more leaves to your family tree. 
 
Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts. Southard's company, Your DNA Guide (YourDNAGuide.com), deploys a team of scientists who provide one-on-one genetic genealogy education and research services. You will walk away from an interaction with her enlightened and motivated as she has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.



Saturday, January 9, 2021
Debbe Hagner Tips 'n Tricks Using Ancestry  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236

Debbe Hagner first attained an Associate of Applied Science Degree (with honors) in business technology; then attended the Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology where in 1981 she graduated and was awarded a Bachelors of Technology from the College of Applied Science and Technology. Debbe later attended Marist College (NY) where she accumulated 32 graduate credits towards a Master’s Degree in Information Systems. These educational achievements led to a business career with IBM where Debbe was employed as a System Test Analyst. Debbe’s amateur-interest in tracing her family’s roots led her to pursue a professional career in genealogy. In 1996, she attended Brigham Young University and received a Diploma in Family History. She is one of the few professional and accredited genealogist professionals in the Tampa Bay Area. Debbe is in private practice where she presents genealogy seminars and workshops on an on-going basis; conducts private and confidential family background research studies; and assists individuals on a one-on-one basis to research their family histories and develop supporting genealogy records. Debbe has been the president of West Pasco County Genealogical Society for several years and is currently a member of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.  Debbe A. Hagner is accredited for research in the United States Midwest.



Wednesday, January 13, 2021
German Virtual SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting


Thursday, January 14, 2021
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240



Thursday, February 11, 2021
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, February 13, 2021
Dan Earl: TBD (Webinar)  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Dan began researching his family history at age 10 when his father took him to the grave of his great-grandfather; that sparked a lifetime of interest in family history. He has spent the last 25 years researching his own family history and helping others make history a part of their story.

He is associated with the National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, Association for Gravestone Studies, Michigan Genealogical Council, Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society, Hungarian Genealogical Society of Michigan, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Maryland Genealogical Society, Maryland Historical Society, North Carolina State Genealogical Society , French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan, The Next Gen Genealogy Network, ​Virtual Genealogical Society and International Society of Genetic Genealogy.
 
Daniel has experience doing research in the United States Midwest, Mid-Atlantic United States, New England Eastern Canada, Eastern Europe, Great Britain and Ireland​.



Thursday, March 11, 2021
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, March 13, 2021
Maureen Taylor: Google Images & Beyond - Learn Basic Search Techniques (Webinar)  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236



Thursday, April 8, 2021
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, April 10, 2021
Peg Kapustiak: TBD  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236