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 Dec Holiday Gathering is CANCELLED

 
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
12/12/2018 - 1:30 pm
Holiday Gathering CANCELLED
Elsie Quirk Library 2nd floor Large Meeting room
This Event is CANCELLED **HOLIDAY GATHERING** Installation of EGSFL Officers will be at the January Meeting      
12/13/2018 - 1:30 pm
RootsMagic SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room*
Please bring your laptops and power cords. Sandra Gustin SIG Leader   CANCELLED
12/17/2018 - 10:00 am
Mac/Reunion SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Conference Room
CANCELLED
01/02/2019 - 1:30 pm
EGSF BOARD MEETING
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room
EGSF Board Meeting - SIG Leaders and EGSF Members are welcome.
01/03/2019 - 1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room*
This is a Thursday!   Bring laptops and power cords. We are using FTM VER 2017
01/07/2019 - 10:00 am
Mac/Reunion SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Conference Room
01/08/2019 - 1:00 pm
MID WEST SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Conference Room
01/10/2019 - 1:30 pm
RootsMagic SIG
Elsie Quirk Library Meeting Room*
Please bring laptops and power cords Sandra Gustin SIG Leader
01/14/2019 - 1:00 pm
Europe SIG
Elsie Quirk Library
Europe SIG will meet in the conference room from 1-3  Monday, January 14 , 2019   Ruthanne Fobear Team Leader
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
Elsie Quirk Library Conference Room
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       ...