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Thursday, October 18
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, October 30
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240



Monday, November 5
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.


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


Wednesday, November 7
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Thomas MacEntee: Internet Archive: A Goldmine for Genealogists (Live Webinar)
Saturday, November 10
Thomas MacEntee: Internet Archive: A Goldmine for Genealogists (Live Webinar)  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
The Internet Archive is a free, on-line repository rich with genealogy source documents including census images and e-books. Learn how to navigate the Internet Archive and leverage the best search strategies to download a variety of materials including archived web pages, e-books, video, audio and more.
 
What happens when a "tech guy" with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. 
 
Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at Abundant Genealogy and also runs the popular Genealogy Bargains and DNA Bargains websites!
 
Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.


Thursday, November 15
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, November 24
DNA Workshop  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Fruitville Library Meeting Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240



Monday, December 3
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.


Tuesday, December 4
Polish SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtis Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231


Saturday, December 8
Bryan Mulcahy: Using Church Records to Document Life Events  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Church records contain information about births, marriages, deaths, baptisms, and christenings. Prior to the 1800s (when many Western countries began taking censuses), church records were the best source for finding information about the common people.  They were often charged by governmental entities with keeping track of the general population. Churches were often the focal point for the social and educational activities for most families and individuals. This is why most professionals regard church records as  the most reliable documentation of major life events from a historical perspective.

 

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 County, 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.

 


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



Saturday, January 5, 2019
DNA Workshop  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Fruitville Library Meeting Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Monday, January 7, 2019
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, January 9, 2019
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Blaine Bettinger: Chromosome Mapping (Live Webinar)
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Blaine Bettinger: Chromosome Mapping (Live Webinar)  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D, J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence.  He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.
 
Chromosome mapping is the process of assigning segments of your DNA to an ancestor using known cousin matches. During this presentation we will learn how to map these segments of DNA using chromosome browsers and third-party tools. By testing relatives and using known matches you can map significant pieces of DNA to your genealogical family tree! As part of this lecture, we'll take a look at DNAPainter, a powerful third-party chromosome mapping tool!


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, January 22, 2019
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240



Monday, February 4, 2019
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.


Margaret Kapustiak:  How Can Historical Societies Help Your Family Searches?
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Margaret Kapustiak: How Can Historical Societies Help Your Family Searches?  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
An untapped resource for you: local, ethnic, public and private resource centers are easy to find on the internet.  Some have on-line resources, some do not.  Learn a strategy to get the most with the least effort.  With numerous examples from several states, metropolitan and rural, using a handout list of over 125 one-of-a-kind materials, we will try and answer your questions.
 
Peg is a past president of Tinley Moraine Genealogists in Illinois.  In the past eleven years she has provided over 85 talks on history and genealogy topics to 33 different organizations both nationally and internationally.  She is the author of one book and thirty-six research articles.  She has served as President or on the Boards of Directors of 11 different professional or historical/genealogical organizations, both in the United States and internationally and currently volunteers for four historical/genealogical organizations.  


Wednesday, February 13, 2019
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Friday, February 15, 2019
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
2:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Saturday, February 23, 2019
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fruitville Library, Conference Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240



Saturday, March 2, 2019
DNA Workshop  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Fruitville Library Meeting Room, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Monday, March 4, 2019
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.


Karen Fortin:  They Died of What?  Understanding Causes of Death
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Karen Fortin: They Died of What? Understanding Causes of Death  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
TBD
Karen Fortin received a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in 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.  Karen's love of history, especially family history, led her to an interest in genealogy. She began volunteering with the Pinellas Genealogy Society in Largo, FL in 2012, and was the society's president from 2014-2017. Karen started her own business providing genealogical and history presentation in 2016 and has lectured at various genealogical societies and public libraries. 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, March 13, 2019
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240



Monday, April 8, 2019
Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
10:15 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Agenda to be distributed to board members prior to the meeting.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019
German SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Cyndi Ingle:  The Hidden Web:  Digging Deeper
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Cyndi Ingle: The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
When Google and traditional search engines don’t return useful information, resources can be explored that are invisible to Google and hidden deep within websites, libraries, archives, and museums.  Discussion to include the importance of indexes that deep-link into web sites online, thus uncovering hidden gems of information that may not be found easily through a search engine query.
 
Owner, webmaster of Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, a categorized index to more than 327,000 on-line resources.  A genealogist for more than 33 years, she is an active member of several genealogical societies.  Guest lecturer for genealogical society meetings and seminars.  Author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Group)
12:45 pm to 3:15 pm
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240


Tuesday, April 23, 2019
UK SIG  (Special Interest Group)
10:15 am
Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240



Monday, May 6, 2019
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.


Saturday, May 11, 2019
Carol Campbell: Planning and Preparation for a Rewarding Genealogy Research Trip, Home or Abroad  (General Meeting)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, Main Floor, Sarasota, 34236
Carol will have just returned from a three-week genealogical research trip to Northern Ireland.  Her topic will reflect the results of her planning and preparation for this trip which will be helpful regardless of where travels take one – at home or abroad. 
 
Carol is secretary to our Genealogical Society of Sarasota.  She has developed a love of Ireland, having visited there several times.  A large percentage of her family research has dealt with both her and her husband’s Irish immigrants.