Kinseekers Genealogical Society of Lake County Florida
Kinseekers Genealogical Society of Lake County Florida
Welcome to KINSEEKERS Genealogical Society
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KINSEEKERS promotes learning about genealogy and family history.
Our programs are free and open to the public.
 
Come check us out and see what we have to offer.
 
We meet at 10:30AM on the 3rd Saturday of the month (October - June)
at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E Main St, Leesburg, Florida 34748.
 
Next Meeting: Saturday, 16 December at 10:30 (new time). 
(No meeting in November due to room being unavailable) 


DECEMBER PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

Saturday, 16 December at 10:30
We have a lot happening at our December Meeting!
 
We'll begin with a program on two great resources: The Digital Public Library of America and Internet Archive (see more)
 
Our Annual Business Meeting will immediately follow. Members will vote whether to approve our proposed Interim By-Laws and will elect our Officers for 2018. The proposed Interim By-Laws are available in the Members Only section under Downloads. The Officer slate remains unchanged from our November membership mailing.   
 
 


Great Kick-Off for Our 2017-2018 Season!


Thank you to Debi Hoag for an outstanding presentation on WikiTree, The World's Free, Collaborative, Online Family Tree. As a WikiTree Genealogist, Project Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Leader, Debi brought a unique and detailed understanding of WikiTree and how it can help us advance our family history research.  Member response was so positive, we are starting a WikiTree special interest group (SIG). We'll share the details as soon as they are avaialble.
 
 
Society members can access her handouts and presentation slides in the "downloads" section of the Members Only tab.


Announcing A New Membership Benefit

We've partnered with Internet Genealogy magazine to offer a new membership benefit!
 
When you join KINSEEKERS, we'll present you a free issue of Internet Genealogy (a $6.95 value).
 
Inside, you'll find a special one year subscription offer to this bi-monthly magazine for only $20 (regularly $27.95). If you are already a subscriber, they will extend your subscription at this rate by one year.
 
Already a member? Come to our next meeting to receive your complimentary issue! 
 
 


OCTOBER MEET-UP (WELCOME BACK!)

Join us on Saturday, 21 October as we kick-off our 2017-18 season with a great program. 
 
WikiTree: The World's Free, Collaborative, Online Family Tree.
 
Over 426,000 genealogists world-wide are using DNA and traditional genealogical sources to create an accurate single family tree.
 
You can use WikiTree as your primary online family tree or simply as another tool to help further your own family history research.
 
Our presenter is Debi Hoag, who holds a Leader role at WikiTree. She co-leads the Profile Improvement Project, an initiative to ensure accurate supporting documentation for WikiTree entries. She also serves on many of WikiTree's functional projects.
 
In addition to our featured presentation, we have some exciting announcements to share: a new membership benefit, Special Interest Group (SIG) initiatives, and a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Come reconnect with genealogy friends and welcome new members. 
 
Start time is 9:30am. Location is Meeting Room A of the Leesbug Public Library.
 


CONGRATULATIONS!

Kevin Arms, a librarian, archivist, and faculty member at Lake Sumter State College, has been awarded a much deserved scholarship by the Florida State Genealogical Society. Titled the Charlotte Reels Duvall/FSGS Librarian Scholarship, it is awarded to selected librarians to support their attendance at a genealogical conference or genealogical research institute. Congrats, Kevin!
 
Kinseekers thanks the FSGS for providing such a great opportunity for librarians to expand their genealogical education. Librarian Kevin Arms is a great supporter of our local genealogical community! 
 


Latest News
December Program
"Digital Public
Library of
America &
Internet Archive"
Saturday,
16 Dec
10:30-12:00 am
Leesburg Public Library
WikiTree SIG
Saturday
16 Dec
9-10:15 am
Leesburg Public Library
2nd Floor
Tech Room
Board Meeting
Friday, 5 JAN
10:00am
Lake Sumter State College Library
Society Members
are welcome to attend.
January Program
Saturday
20 Jan
10:30-12:00
Leesburg Public Library
"Understanding
and Using Your
Autosomal DNA Results"
November Meeting
Reminder:
No meet-up
this month
due to
room unavailable.