Englewood Genealogical Society of Florida

Welcome to EGSFL

Researching our family history is a fun and exciting journey with many rewards.  Members of Englewood Genealogical Society of Florida, Inc. (EGSFL) are at different levels of research, from the beginner to the advanced. Our meetings are held at Elsie Quirk Library (EQL) located at 100 W. Dearborn  Street, Englewood, FL. To help with our research, there are monthly meetings, September through May and eight Special Interest Groups (SIGs).  Timelines, our newsletter, is published quarterly with a lot of great research information for our members.
Our monthly meetings are held on the fourth (4th) Wednesday of the month, except May, November and December, when they are held on alternate dates.   Meetings are held at Elsie Quirk Library, 100 East Dearborn St., Englewood FL, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., on the second floor, in the large meeting room.

Monthly meeting topics are designed to meet the research needs of the all members and guests.  Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are small groups designed to assist members in specialized research areas.
Our library has a wonderful collection of research materials for genealogists and is located on the 2nd floor near our meeting room; most of our library collection is searchable through the Sarasota Library System Catalog.  Elsie Quirk Library is also a satellite of the Family History Center. There is available a reader machine for reading microfilm ordered from the Family History Center.
Meetings are open to the public.


February 28, 2018  Place: Elsie Quirk Library 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, FL 
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm

Presenter:  Bryan L. Mulcahy (Genealogy Reference Librarian for Fort Myers Public Library)

Topic:   Canadian Research (Part I)

Canada is often under-researched when it comes to genealogy.  There are many more people that entered the U.S. through Canada than what appears in most records simply because prior to 1895, nobody was keeping track of it.  Join us for Part I of this series on Canadian Research.

Bio:  Bryan L. Mulcahy has been the Reference Librarian for the Lee County Library System since 1990.  His duties include providing reference and directional assistance, with special emphasis on patron genealogical research.  He gives speeches to local genealogy and business groups, and in the past, has conducted monthly radio and television talks on genealogy, and provided film presentations at local nursing homes and senior citizen centers in Moultrie County, Georgia.  Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Masters in Library/Information Science, both from Florida State University.


"Blog" News ....
The Genealogy Guys Podcast
(George Morgan and Drew Smith)  
Watch for George and Drew in their informative weekly podcast. Click here.


From Eastman Online (Dick Eastman):

Have you ever been confused with relationships?  Dick tells you about the Wolfram|Alpha search engine that can figure those relationships for you.  Not only does the search engine figure out the relationship, it diagrams it genealogically! Click here.https://blog.eogn.com/2016/08/29/new-genealogy-service-poised-to-fill-gap-in-genealogy-industry/

Upcoming Events
02/27/2018 - 10:00 am
RootsMagic 7.5 and FTM VER 2017
Elsie Quirk Library large meeting room
02/27/2018 - 10:00 am
RootsMagic 7.5 and FTM VER 2017
Elsie Quirk Library large meeting room
02/28/2018 - 1:30 pm
Canadian Research (Part I)
Elsie Quirk Library Second Floor Large Meeting Room