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.


EGSFL January Seminar

 
Wednesday, 23 January, 2019
Time: 1:00-4:00
Elsie Quirk Library 2nd floor
100 S Dearborn
Englewood FL
 
**EGSFL Annual Seminar**
 
Speaker:  Karen Fortin, B.S., M.S. Library Science
Topics:   Dead Men Do Tell Tales:  Reconstructing Life in a Community Using Death Certificates;  Orphan Train And The Children Who Rode Them; and Walking In Their Footsteps: Locating Places Where Our Ancestors Lived and Worked - See EVENTS for more information


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/
Geneatopia:  Click Here http://geneatopia.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 here.  https://blog.eogn.com/2016/08/29/new-genealogy-service-poised-to-fill-gap-in-genealogy-industry/
 



Upcoming Events
01/17/2019 - 10:00 am
Beginning Genealogy SIG/Eastern Seaboard
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room*
01/21/2019 - 10:00 am
Mac/Reunion SIG CANCELLED
Elsie Quirk Library Conference Room
We are sorry to say that the Reunion/Mac SIG will end due to health issues. If someone is interested in taking this SIG over please ...
01/23/2019 - 12:15 pm
EGSF General Membership Meeting
Elsie Quirk Library 2nd floor Large Meeting room
           **EGSFL Annual Seminar** (Please note special times for this event)   Speaker: Karen Fortin, B.S., M.S. Library Science       ...
02/04/2019 - 2:45 pm
Europe SIG
Elsie Quirk Library
Europe SIG will meet in the conference room from 2:45-4:30pm  Monday, February 4 , 2019   Ruthanne Fobear Team Leader
02/11/2019 - 1:00 pm
EGSF BOARD MEETING
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room
EGSF Board Meeting - SIG Leaders and EGSF Members are welcome.
02/13/2019 - 1:00 pm
MID WEST SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Conference Room
02/13/2019 - 1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Special Event with Mark Olsen
SHANNON STAUB LIBRARY - NORTH PORT, FL
Meet Mark Olsen, & the Ambassador Team Englewood Genealogical Society is proud to present an afternoon with Mark Olsen, who is the Family Tree Maker ...
02/13/2019 - 1:30 pm
RootsMagic SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room*
Please bring laptops and power cords Sandra Gustin SIG Leader   Cancelled until further notice
02/20/2019 - 1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room*
02/21/2019 - 10:00 am
Beginning Genealogy SIG/Eastern Seaboard
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room*
02/27/2019 - 1:00 pm
EGSF General Membership Meeting
Elsie Quirk Library 2nd floor Large Meeting room
  Speaker:  Debbe A. Hagner, A.G.   Topic: Overseas: Ethnic Research   Click Learn More for more information    
03/05/2019 - 1:00 pm
EGSF BOARD MEETING
Elsie Quirk Library Conference Room
EGSF Board Meeting - SIG Leaders and EGSF Members are welcome.