27 February 2010

Doris H. Coles Passes Away

The Florida Genealogical Society extends its sincere condolences on the passing of Doris H. Coles, a member of our society. She passed away on February 18th after a brief illness. You may read her obituary at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=doris-coles&pid=139982094.

25 February 2010

FGS Meeting - Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa) is pleased to announce its program for Saturday, March 6th, 2010, at 10:30 AM in the auditorium of the John F. Germany Library at 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida.

Paul L. Enchelmayer will present a program titled, "Deceptive Ancestor."

Paul is well-traveled in Florida, speaking at nearly two dozen societies and clubs, presenting programs to help others learn how technology can aid in family history projects. Besides being a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, Paul is Chairman of the Genealogy Group of the University Club of Winter Park, Past-President (and current webmaster) of the Central Florida Genealogical Society in Orange County, a member (and webmaster) of the Florida State Genealogical Society, a member of the National Genealogical Society, and a member of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society in Cincinnati, Ohio.

His key research areas have included Stuttgart, Germany; Chicago, and Cincinnati. Several trips to Germany have yielded many new-found cousins, family stories, and reams of data. Through the Internet he has found even more relatives and resources from Austria to Australia.

Paul recently retired as Manager of Information Systems Development for the City of Orlando's Information Technology Department. He is also retired from the U. S. Navy Reserve. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Media from Southern Illinois University. He has two sons and two grandchildren.

23 February 2010

News from Other Societies - South Bay Genealogical Society

South Bay Genealogical Society will hold its March meeting on March 16, 2010, at the SouthShore Regional Library at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Sun City Center, Florida. The speaker will be George G. Morgan, internationally recognized genealogy expert and prolific author, presenting a program titled "Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile."

The program will be preceded with a luncheon. For information call (941) 722-5156 or visit their website at http://www.rootsweb.com/~flmgs.

News from Other Societies - Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay

“The JGSTB 2010 Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research:

A Foundation for Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researchers”

Part two of the two-part Seminar
presented by
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay (JGSTB)
2:00 PM - Sunday March 14, 2010

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay concludes the two-session seminar entitled: “The JGSTB 2010 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research: A Foundation for Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researchers” on March 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida. Registration will be at 1:30 PM. A seminar booklet summarizing all the material to be presented will be provided.

This seminar focuses on developing the proper approaches and applying the necessary tools, techniques and short cuts to most effectively connect you with your ancestors in the old country.
Recently developed Internet resources as well as local non-internet resources will be emphasized to enable the beginner to discover his or her family history as well as facilitate the experienced researcher in resolving “brick wall” problems.

Dr. Emil H. Isaacson is the seminar leader. Dr. Isaacson has 25 years experience in genealogy and has researched his ancestral roots back seven generations to the late 1700’s in Europe. He will share his successful and sometimes unsuccessful techniques.

The course is free to current paid-up members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay.
A one-year family membership will be included in the $25 course fee for non-members. An additional $10.00 fee will be charged for seminar materials to defray printing costs, but only one booklet will be needed per couple or family. Annual membership in the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is $25 per individual or family.

Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. Early registration is recommended so that sufficient copies of the printed booklet and handouts will be available.

To pre-register for the class, for further information on the organization, or for directions to the meeting, call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.

22 February 2010

2010 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference Registration is Open

The 2010 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference will be held on August 18-21, 2010, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Registration is now open at the FGS website, and you will find full details about speakers, presentation topics, luncheons and banquets, exhibits, and other special events there. Visit the registration site at http://fgs.org/2010conference. The conference is for everyone, from beginners to professionals, and there is literally something for everyone!

See you in Knoxville!

News from Other Societies - Manasota Genealogical Society

The next meeting of the Manasota Genealogical Society will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 from 9:30 am-12:00 noon at the Central Public Library. Our guest speaker will be Thomas J. Kemp, M.L.S., Director of Genealogy Products at NewsBank.com. His talk is entitled: 21st Century Online Resources for Genealogists.

Following the guest speaker, our Computer Special Interest Group will meet and is open to all who are interested in learning what's new in genealogy on the Internet.

For more information, please call Jean Morris at (941) 722-5156 or visit us on the web at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs.

News from Other Societies - Lee County Genealogical Society

You are invited to register for our Spring Half-Day Seminar featuring Pamela J. Cooper, Supervisor of the Archive Center and Genealogy Department of the Indian River County Public Library in Vero Beach, on Saturday, April 10, 2010.

The seminar’s theme of “CENSUS – CENSUS – CENSUS” will focus on the sometimes unlooked at information in the U.S. Federal Census. Pam’s two programs are:

1790-1840 Censuses – The Surveys of Chickens, Ducks, and Geese


The United States Population Schedules 1850-1930

The Seminar Fee is $5.00 which includes all topic related materials and refreshments. Attendees must pre-register no later than Wednesday, March 31, 2010. No walk-ins will be permitted.

Download the registration form at http://lcgsfl.org/mbr_ul/events/PamCooperregistrationform02212010.pdf mail it to my attention. Email confirmation will be returned upon receipt of your registration fee.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Carol Rooksby Weidlich

President, Membership Chair and Webmaster

Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.