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 West 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.
Our mailing address is:
EGSFL, PO BOX 795, Englewood FL 34295-0795
 
Meetings are open to the public.

PODCASTS:
 
Genealogy Gems:  Click Here► https://lisalouisecooke.com/podcasts/  
Family Tree Magazine:  Click Here► https://www.familytreemagazine.com/podcasts/
Extreme Genes (BYU-TV):   Click Here https://extremegenes.com/
Fieldstone Common (Northeast Genealogy and History Radio):  Click Here► http://www.fieldstonecommon.com/

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 herehttps://www.eogn.com/
 


Upcoming Events
09/07/2022 - 1:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
To Be Held Over Zoom
Board meetings are open to any and all EGSFL members. SIG leaders and committee chairpersons are encouraged to attend. Anyone who wants to attend ...
09/08/2022 - 2:00 pm
Beginning Genealogy - Special Interest Group
Elsie Quirk Library - In-person only - Zoom not available
This is an opportunity to learn about where and how to begin - or to restart - your family history research, including how to properly track ...
09/16/2022 - 2:00 pm
Beginning Genealogy - Special Interest Group
Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library (Venice) - In-person only - Zoom not available
This is an opportunity to learn about where and how to begin - or to restart - your family history research, including how to properly track ...
09/28/2022 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL Membership Meeting
In-person at Elsie Quirk Library - with Zoom participation available
Lisa Louise Cooke (at Elsie Quirk Library via pre-recorded video): “Which Genealogy Site Should I Use?”   Deciding the genealogy website to use does ...
10/05/2022 - 1:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
To Be Held Over Zoom
Board meetings are open to any and all EGSFL members. SIG leaders and committee chairpersons are encouraged to attend. Anyone who wants to attend ...
10/13/2022 - 2:00 pm
Beginning Genealogy - Special Interest Group
Elsie Quirk Library - In-person only - Zoom not available
This is an opportunity to learn about where and how to begin - or to restart - your family history research, including how to properly track ...
10/21/2022 - 2:00 pm
Beginning Genealogy - Special Interest Group
Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library (Venice) - In-person only - Zoom not available
This is an opportunity to learn about where and how to begin - or to restart - your family history research, including how to properly track ...
10/26/2022 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL Membership Meeting
In-person at Elsie Quirk Library - with Zoom participation available
Bryan Mulcahy (in-person at Elsie Quirk Library): “Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps and Genealogical Research”   The Sanborn Maps were originally created for assessing fire ...
11/02/2022 - 1:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
To Be Held Over Zoom
Board meetings are open to any and all EGSFL members. SIG leaders and committee chairpersons are encouraged to attend. Anyone who wants to attend ...
11/10/2022 - 2:00 pm
Beginning Genealogy - Special Interest Group
Elsie Quirk Library - In-person only - Zoom not available
This is an opportunity to learn about where and how to begin - or to restart - your family history research, including how to properly track ...
11/16/2022 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL Membership Meeting
In-person at Elsie Quirk Library - with Zoom participation available
Chris Bukoski (at Elsie Quirk Library live via Zoom) – “Introduction to Eastern European Genealogy”   Success in eastern European genealogical research starts with ...
11/18/2022 - 2:00 pm
Beginning Genealogy - Special Interest Group
Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library (Venice) - In-person only - Zoom not available
This is an opportunity to learn about where and how to begin - or to restart - your family history research, including how to properly track ...