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.
Meetings are open to the public.

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
11/18/2020 - 1:30 pm
Using Facebook for Genealogy
Presenter: EGSFL Member and Director Gail Finney Topic: Using Social Media For Genealogy, Facebook and others.  How do you use them?   BE sure you have a ...
01/27/2021 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL General Meeting
Elsie Quirk Library 2nd floor - Meeting Room
Presenter: Peg Kapustiak Topic: "Pandemics, Diseases, Sudden Deaths, Disasters, and Events"
02/24/2021 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL Gen meeting
Elsie Quirk Library
Presenter: Carol Rooksby Weidlich Topic: "A Case study of Great-Grandmother Emma, 3 countries, 3 possible husbands, and 3 children"
03/24/2021 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL General Meeting
Elsie Quirk Library 2nd floor - Meeting Room
Presenter: Bryan Mulcahy Topic: "Emigration to Canada from  Europe and the British Isles"  
Europe SIG
Elsie Quirk Library 2nd floor - Conference Room
Ruthanne Fobear SIG Leader - Confernece Room 
04/28/2021 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL General Meeting
Elsie Quirk Library 2nd floor
Presenter: Turia Clark Day, BSBA BSA FamilySearch Family History Consultant Topic: FamilySearch.org How to use FamilySearch   Turia Clark Day has been researching her family ...