Member Meeting January 21, 2015 1:30 pm

21st Century Assistance with your Genealogical Research
with Peter Summers
Peter Summers is a graduate of West Point (Class of 1967) with advanced degrees from Florida State University and the University of Southern California in both business and automation systems management.
Dropbox is a file hosting service that provides cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software which allows users to create a specific folder on their computer, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder – no matter which computer is used to view it.
This presentation will explain the basics of getting started and using these helpful utilities to support your genealogy research.
Evernote is a combination of software and associated services, designed for taking notes and saving for further examination. The "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or portion thereof, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten note. Notes can further be sorted into folders, tagged, edited, comments added, searched and exported as part of a notebook.
The meeting is open to all members and guests.

New Member Meeting Location for 2015

Teachers notes

Our hard working Teachers have compiled a list of Genealogy Notes just for you!

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Find A Grave

A resource for finding the final resting place of family, friends, and famous individuals. With millions of names and photos, it is an invaluable tool for the genealogist and family history buff.


Upcoming Events
01/05/2015 - 10:00 am
African / Caribbean Research
Mid County Library Room C
01/05/2015 - 12:30 pm
Family Treemaker
Mid County Library Room C
01/05/2015 - 7:00 pm
Lakewood Ranch Genealogy Club
LWR Town Hall

Tips & Tricks
The Pedigree chart is the road map of you and your ancestors. It begins with YOU! Females must use their maiden names.

Surname Sources - Know the naming patterns of the ethnic area you are researching is an invaluable resource in recognizing family names. Surnames began in Europe about the 11th century. They developed as trade increased. The four basic groups of surnames are the patronymic (based on the father's name), landscape features or place names, action or nicknames, and occupational or office names.

Remember to document everything you find on your ancestors.