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Friday, January 19
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Fruitville Library Meeting Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, January 20
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fruitville Library, Conference Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Monday, January 22
Computer Cloud Storage  (Workshop)
10:00 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, January 23
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am to 11:45 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Friday, January 26
Computer Cloud Storage  (Workshop)
2:00 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240



Monday, February 5
GSS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
10:15 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Selby Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Agenda to be distributed to board members prior to meeting.


Tuesday, February 6
Polish SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota, FL 34231


Thursday, February 8
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, February 10
Diahan Southard: Finding Missing Persons - Using Your DNA Results to Find People in Your Pedigree  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
A microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard has spent 15 years in the genetic genealogy industry.  In her current position as Your DNA Guide, she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information.
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She is also the author of DNA Quick Guides, producer of a video tutorial series, as well as a featured author for Family Tree Magazine and regular contributor to Your Genealogy Today.
 
DNA testing can be a very powerful tool to help fill in the blanks in your family tree. But how helpful can it really be when you know absolutely nothing about the person you are trying to find? As it turns out, with the right techniques and a careful search, your DNA might be able to tell you more than you think.


Friday, February 16
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Fruitville Library Meeting Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, February 17
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fruitville Library, Conference Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Wednesday, February 21
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, February 27
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am to 11:45 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240



Monday, March 5
GSS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
10:15 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Selby Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Agenda to be distributed to board members prior to meeting.


Tuesday, March 6
Polish SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota, FL 34231


Thursday, March 8
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, March 10
GSS Image/s on a Page Contest  (General Meeting)
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Sarasota, 34236
Voting from 10:00am until meeting is called to order.  Winners announced at the end of the meeting.


Saturday, March 10
George Morgan: Laying Out Clues in Funeral Home Records  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
George G. Morgan is currently the president of Aha! Seminars, Inc.  He is a past president of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, a former director of the Florida State Genealogical Society, a former director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and a former director of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa and is the past Public Relations Chair and Publicity Director of the Florida State Genealogical Society. 
 
George will address nine essential activities to locate and thoroughly analyze and document the evidence we locate in order to squeeze the most from what we find.


Wednesday, March 21
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Wednesday, March 21
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Fruitville Library Meeting Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, March 24
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fruitville Library, Conference Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, March 27
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am to 11:45 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240



Tuesday, April 3
Polish SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota, FL 34231


Monday, April 9
GSS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
10:15 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Selby Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Agenda to be distributed to board members prior to meeting.


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


Saturday, April 14
Kim Garvey: Changing Times, Changing Resources  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Selby Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Kim Garvey, Ph.D., M.L.I.S, grew up in Sarasota, Florida and is a current resident. She has been an active genealogist and historian for over 30 years. In her professional life, Kim's career centers on learning, training, education, research, information science and technology. She has held positions as a librarian, adjunct professor, and online learning administrator within several Florida colleges and universities. She currently works as the Director of Learning Innovation for a Fortune 500. Kim's genealogical specializations include Irish and Polish immigration; death remembrance; the development and curation of private, family archives; and, genetic genealogy. 


Tuesday, April 17
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fruitville Library Meeting Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Wednesday, April 18
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, April 21
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fruitville Library, Conference Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, April 24
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am to 11:45 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240



Monday, May 7
GSS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
10:15 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Selby Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Agenda to be distributed to board members prior to meeting.


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


Saturday, May 12
Steve Fields: Strategies for researching your family from 1850 to 1900  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
An integrated approach to family research from the end of the Antebellum Period, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, finishing with the culmination of the Golden Age.  

We will explore methods of combining differing research strategies to better understand the context of the lives of your research targets, use this framework to formulate plans for breaking down brick walls, and how to launch your research deeper into the past with provable results.  

Steve Fields has been working at genealogy and family history research for over 35 years.  In this time, he has experienced the evolution from paper and microfilm research to digital archives, online collaboration, and multi-platform software tools.  He is a member of the Genealogical Society of Sarasota, the Wabash Valley Historic and Genealogical Society, and he is a past governor and current President of the local Saramana Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Author of numerous articles in historic, genealogical, and lineage society publications, he is a well-known speaker on genealogical research, the Revolutionary War, and civics. Steve has a real passion for breaking down those brick walls that plague every researcher.




Friday, November 16
Navigating Family Tree Maker  (Workshop)
2:00 pm
Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Bradenton, FL 34202