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.
 


Webinar

New and Must-Have Google Tips for Genealogy
Speaker: Lisa Louise Cooke

 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
 
Elsie Quirk Library 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, FL (2nd Floor Large Meeting Room)
 
 
Google continues to evolve and change every day.  In this session, Google Guru Lisa Louise Cooke will give you an update on the most recent Google changes.  Then she will unleash advanced search strategies for genealogy that you probably aren't using, but are 'must-haves' in order to get the best results possible.  Here are tips and tricks you can put into practice right away.
 
Bio:
Lisa Louise Cooke is CEO of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy education company featuring The Genealogy Gems Podcast, available in iTunes, and the Genealogy Gems app. Her books include Mobile Genealogy, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox Second Edition, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and she has published 100+ videos at the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel. She also produces The Family Tree Magazine Podcast, regularly writes for the magazine, and teaches for Family Tree 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
04/24/2018 - 10:00 am
CANCELED
Elsie Quirk Library
SIG Leader:  D'Ann Still FTM ADVANCED SIG  CANCELED 
04/25/2018 - 1:30 pm
TBA
Elsie Quirk Library Second Floor Large Meeting Room
05/02/2018 - 1:00 pm
EGSF BOARD MEETING
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room
EGSF Board Meeting - SIG Leaders and EGSF Members are welcome.
05/09/2018 - 1:00 pm
EGSF General Meeting
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room
EGSF Members Share with Show and Tell, Discoveries and Stories
09/13/2018 - 1:30 pm
RootsMagic
Elsie Quirk Library 100 W Dearborn St.- Englewood FL
Please bring your laptops and power cords. Sandra Gustin SIG Leader
10/01/2018 - 10:00 am
Mac/Reunion SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Conference Room
10/10/2018 - 1:30 pm
RootsMagic SIG
Elsie Quirk Library 100 W Dearborn St.- Englewood FL
Please bring your laptops and power cords. Sandra Gustin SIG Leader
10/15/2018 - 10:00 am
Mac/Reunion SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Conference Room
10/23/2018 - 10:00 am
Family Tree Maker ADVANCED
Elsie Quirk Library
SIG Leader:  D'Ann Still FTM ADVANCED SIG Bring laptops and power cords and have VER 2017 installed! You are welcome to come to both  FTM  SIG meetings. ...
11/05/2018 - 10:00 am
Mac/Reunion SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Conference Room
11/08/2018
RootsMagic SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room*
Please bring your laptops and power cords. Sandra Gustin SIG Leader
11/19/2018 - 10:00 am
Mac/Reunion SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room*