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Tuesday, January 21
How to Self Publish Your Genealogy by Karen Dwyer  (Workshop)
1:00 pm
Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
If you wish to attend, you must send an e-mail to Karen at karensdwyer@yahoo.com.


Thursday, January 23
Beginning Genealogy  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Living Lord Lutheran Church Conference Room, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Bradenton, FL 34202


Friday, January 24
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, January 28
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, January 28
Navigating Family Tree Maker  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Living Lord Lutheran Church Conference Room, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Bradenton, FL 34202



Monday, February 3
Board Meetings  (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 the meeting.


Thursday, February 6
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240


Ann Staley: Overlooked Research Sources: A Gold Mine to be Discovered
Saturday, February 8
Ann Staley: Overlooked Research Sources: A Gold Mine to be Discovered  (General Meeting)
10:30 am
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
We sometimes get caught in a researcher’s “rut;” we start looking at the same type of sources and forget that there are a lot of different types of sources to be scoured for information and clues to our ancestors.  This presentation will take a look at a variety of these sources, what they contain and where they can be acquired.  Some sources (on- and off-line) we will discuss are:
  • County Historical & Biographical Publications
  • City Directories
  • Federal Census – Agriculture and Industrial Schedules
  • School Records, Society Records
  • Company Reports, Insurance Records
  • WPA Historical Records Survey (HRS) (Published and Unpublished)
  • Periodicals and PERISI (PERiodical Source Index)
  • Prison Records
  • Estate Records
  • And more+
Ann Staley is an instructor, consultant, trip leader and a lecturer at local, state and national conferences. Raised in Mobile, AL, Ann has been researching her family since 1980 from Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia to France, England, and Germany.
 
She is the Education Chairman and Webmaster for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc.; the Secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild; a trustee of the Florida State Genealogical Society; on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and has been an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 2000.
 
Ann's enthusiasm for genealogy is contagious and her stimulating programs are very informative.


Wednesday, February 12
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240


Wednesday, February 12
Poland SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am to 12:00 pm
Gulf Gate Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 7112 Curtiss Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231


Thursday, February 13
The Scribes  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Gulf Gate Library, Meeting Room A, 7112 Curtiss Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231
“Who was the person most influential in helping you learn about your ancestors/family making them exciting and causing you to want to learn more?    Share how they influenced you.”


Saturday, February 22
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, February 25
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240



Thursday, March 5
New England SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240


Monday, March 9
Board Meetings  (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 the meeting.


Wednesday, March 11
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240


Thursday, March 12
The Scribes  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Gulf Gate Library, Meeting Room A, 7112 Curtiss Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231
“What physical characteristics do you share with your ancestors/family?”


Saturday, March 14
Drew Smith: Crowdsourcing Your Brick Walls  (General Meeting)
10:30 am
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Online genealogy forums provide an opportunity to ask others questions about brick wall problems.  Learn how to find and search through relevant mailing lists, message boards, and social networking groups, and how to craft the perfect online research query.
 
Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida, Tampa Library since 2007.  Drew developed an interest in genealogy as a child, and began to engage in serious family history research after the death of a favorite aunt.  He soon became a volunteer in the America Online Genealogy Forum, and within a few years was writing regular genealogy articles for Genealogical Computing, Digital Computing and the NGS NewsMagazine – now NGS Magazine.  He also served as the editor of the FGS Voice, and writes the Rootsmithing with Technology column for FORUM, published quarterly by the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  He has written Social Networking for Genealogists, and co-authored with George Morgan, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques.  His most recent book is Organize Your Genealogy, Strategies and Solutions for Every Research.  He has served on the boards of Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa, Federation of Genealogical Societies, and Association of Professional Genealogists.  He founded the mailing list GENEALIB for genealogy librarians, and continues to administer it for more than 1100 subscribers.  He is also the administrator for the RootsMagic mailing list, and an administrator for numerous genealogy-related groups on Facebook.  Drew regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology.  Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of THE GENEALOGY GUYS PODCAST since 2005 and beginning in 2016 he hosts the GENEALOGY CONNECTIONS PODCAST, which alternates weeks with THE GENEALOGY GUYS PODCAST.


Wednesday, March 18
Poland SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am to 12:00 pm
Gulf Gate Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 7112 Curtiss Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231


Saturday, March 21
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Group)
12:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library Conference Room, 100 Apex Road, Sarasota, FL


Tuesday, March 24
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Monday, March 30
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240



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


Monday, April 6
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 the meeting.


Wednesday, April 8
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240


Thursday, April 9
The Scribes  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Gulf Gate Library, Meeting Room A, 7112 Curtiss Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231
“What similar occupations and/or talents have you discovered amongst your ancestors in your genealogical search?”


Saturday, April 11
Thomas MacEntee: 10 Ways to Jump-Start Your Genealogy  (General Meeting)
10:30 am
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Whether stuck in a rut with genealogy research for the past year or just wanting to expand the ways in which family history can be pursued, follow these 10 touchstones and you’ll be surprised at the results.  Covering every aspect of genealogy and even those you never considered, your genealogy research will not just jump, it’ll leap!
Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional, who is also a blogger, educator, author, and social media connector.  After a 25 year career in the information technology field, he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy.  He currently shares many of his articles and videos for free at Abundant Genealogy and also runs the popular Genealogy Bargains and DNA Bargains websites.  


Wednesday, April 15
Poland SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am to 12:00 pm
Gulf Gate Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 7112 Curtiss Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231


Wednesday, April 22
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am to 1:00 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, April 28
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240



Monday, May 4
Board Meetings  (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 the meeting.


Saturday, May 9
Regina Negrycz TBD  (General Meeting)
10:30 am
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236


Thursday, May 14
The Scribes  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Sarasota National Cemetery Pavilion, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL
“In what way has military service impacted your family/ancestors?”