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 ...
09/28/2022 - 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 ...
10/26/2022 - 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 ...
11/16/2022 - 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 ...
12/07/2022 - 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 ...
12/14/2022 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL Membership Meeting
In-person at Elsie Quirk Library - with Zoom participation available
Ann Mohr Osisek (at Elsie Quirk Library live via Zoom): “Backing Up To the Boat”   A program covering Immigration and Naturalization records from ...
01/04/2023 - 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 ...
01/10/2023 - 1:00 pm
Midwest States - Special Interest Group (SIG)
Zoom ONLY - NOT in-person at Elsie Quirk Library
Gloria Weth is your SIG Leader.   Join this working group for assistance with your family history research in the states of MN, WI, ...
01/25/2023 - 10:15 am
Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group (SIG)
In-person at Elsie Quirk Library - and available over Zoom
D’Ann Still is your SIG leader.   Join D’Ann as she answers your questions and outlines the features of the Family Tree Maker software, ...
01/25/2023 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL Membership Meeting
In-person at Elsie Quirk Library - with Zoom participation available
Diana Crisman Smith (at Elsie Quirk Library live via Zoom): “Who Says So?”   Genealogy without documentation is just mythology. Documentation is essential in ...