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.


EGSF Annual Seminar: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
TIME: 12:30-4:30 pm
Speaker: Julia McIntyre
     Intro to DNA Testing
     Autosomal DNA
     Graphing Your Autosomal DNA
     X DNA, Y DNA and mtDNA Tests
DNA is a special interest.  This field is growing exponentially and offers the ability to accomplish genealogical research that could not be successfully completed by any other means.  Learning how to analyze DNA test results will soon be an 
essential skill for all genealogists, just as using a computer for research has become an essential skill today.
The Annual Seminar will be held this year in the second floor Large Meeting Room at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, Florida 34223. 
There will be NO CHARGE for this year's annual seminar.   We are restricted to no more than 99 persons in the room, so the seminar will be on a first-come, first-served basis.   Check-in time is 12:00 Noon.  Preregistration via email is suggested, so that we have an estimated head count.  See Contact Information on the "About Us" page, and contact D'Ann Still (Web Liaison) or Nancy See (Treasurer).
Everyone must be in their seats by 12:30 p.m. so that we can begin promptly.  This presentation is estimated at 4 hours. 
Bio for Julia Mathews McIntyre:
Julia Mathews McIntyre has been an avid genealogist for over 30 years. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering and was involved in Design Engineering Management during her professional life. After retirement she found that her analytical background was an asset in conducting genealogical research and analysis.  
She has maternal ancestors from German-speaking countries who emigrated in the mid to late 1800s, and paternal ancestors primarily from Ireland and England, many of whom came to the US before 1700. She comes from a large clan with historically large families, offering unlimited opportunities for research.  

"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
01/19/2018 - 1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Software Presentation by Mark Olsen from MacKiev
Elsie Quirk Library 100 W Dearborn St.- Englewood FL
01/23/2018 - 10:00 am
Family Tree Maker
Elsie Quirk Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
01/24/2018 - 12:30 pm
Elsie Quirk Library Second Floor Large Meeting Room