Kinseekers Genealogical Society of Lake County Florida
Kinseekers Genealogical Society of Lake County Florida
Welcome to KINSEEKERS Genealogical Society
Family History connects us. 
To our ancestors. To who we are. To each other.
 
Genealogy is fun.  
It's the thrill of the hunt.  The joy of discovery.   
 
Join us. All experience levels welcome.
 
Scroll below to see details about upcoming programs!
 

 
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MEMBERS: The Summer Update was sent 10 July. Please check your spam file if you didn't receive it. September update coming soon!
 

 
New to Zoom? Read our tips here: Zoom Orientation
If you would like one-on-one assitance with Zoom, email us! We want to help!
 


DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

 
dog laying on the grassWe're taking a mini-break in July and August while we prepare for our season kick-off in September.
 
There's no webinar these months, but we encourage you to attend our free Special Interest Groups: Military Records & Research, WikiTree, and Family Tree Maker.
 
For members, we're offering two special programs over the summer: Genealogy Work-Zones and Genealogy Chats. See below for more details.
 
We wish you relaxed and fun summer with lots of new family history discoveries! 
 


Genealogy Work Zones

Summer Program for Members  
 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 Jul - 1 Sep
1:30 - 3:30pm (Eastern Time)
via Zoom link in Members Only section.
 
Genealogy is fun…except when it isn’t. We all have genealogy tasks we know we should do, but tend to put off: labeling photos, tagging documents, organizing paper or digital files, cleaning up trees, etc. To help you tackle these mini-projects, we’re offering you dedicated work zones. 
 
What is a “genealogy work zone”? Its time dedicated to whittling away at those not so fun tasks. When you sign-in via Zoom, a volunteer will greet you, and then you simply start working on your individual project. There’s no chatting…just a lot of silent mutual support. Work for 30 minutes or two hours. When you leave, send a private sign-out message to the volunteer. If you want to, you can include what you accomplished: i.e., “reorganized the files of 6 ancestors” or “labeled 50 documents.”
 
How is this different from just working on your own? It’s easier to follow-through when you have a set time and place to be. You’re not doing it by yourself. We’re cheering you, and each other, on.  And by the end of the summer, you’ll be amazed at how much you got done.
 
There’s no obligation to attend all (or any) sessions, but we hope you give it a try. We’d love to celebrate your accomplishments at our New Season Kick-Off on 10 Sep. There may be a few prizes involved. 
 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern Time) via Zoom
Led by Roger Goddard
 
Do you use Family Tree Maker software? This group is for you! 
 
Bring your questions. Share tips & techniques. All levels welcome.
 
Open to members and non-members.
 
 
Non-members:
Email FTM@Kinseekers.org for link
 


WikiTree Special Interest Group

 
3rd Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom
 
WikiTree.com is a free worldwide collaborative family tree. Our discussion group is led by Debi Hoag, a WikiTree ambassador and project leader with over 20 years of research experience. 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 


Genealogy Chats

Summer Program for Members
 
Alternating Wednesdays, 20 Jul - 1 Sep
1:30 - 2:30pm (Eastern Time)
via Zoom link in Members Only section.
 
Want to know how to do something; need help with a brickwall; have a genealogy victory to celebrate? GenChats are for you. Keep in touch, ask questions, and celebrate victories. Attend some or all.
 
We can also provide breakout discussion rooms as needed.  
 
 


Military Records & Research Special Interest Group

Summer Sessions 
11 July and 22 Aug, 1:30 - 2:30 (Eastern Time) via Zoom
Led by KB Barcomb
 
This is an informal collaborative discussion group focusing on military records and research. 
 
Want to learn more about a U.S. military ancestor? Got questions? This group is here to help. Love military records and research? Let's talk analysis, resources, and methods.
 
Next session: Monday 22 Aug.  Registration link
 
Primary Aug Topic: Open discussion....plus researching Black WW2 ancestors.
 
 

 

Latest News
Virtual
All our programs are via Zoom,
except GenHelp.
Support our Programming
Summer Hiatus
Our guest speaker program is on hiatus for July
and August
AT - A - GLANCE
(Events are Eastern Time)
WikiTree Discussion Group
Monday, 15 Aug
1:30 - 2:30pm
Open to all!
Genealogy Work Zone
Tuesday, 16 Aug
1:30 - 3:30pm
Members Only
Genealogy Chat
Wednesday, 17 Aug
1:30 - 3:30pm
Members Only
Genealogy Work Zone
Thursday, 18 Aug
1:30 - 3:30pm
Members Only
Military Records SIG
Monday, 22 Aug
1:30-2:30pm
Open to all!
Best Practices Study Group (Members Only)
Monday, 22 Aug
7:00pm - 9:00pm
(Must be a study group member)
Genealogy Work Zone
Tuesday, 23 Aug
1:30 - 3:30pm
Members Only
Family Tree Maker SIG
Wed, 24 Aug
10:00 - 11:00am
Open to all.
Genealogy Work Zone
Thursday, 25 Aug
1:30 - 3:30pm
Members Only
Genealogy Work Zone
Tuesday, 30 Aug
1:30 - 3:30pm
Members Only
Board Meeting
Friday, 2 Sep
1:15 - 2:15pm

Members Welcome!
New Season Kick-Off
Saturday, 10 Sep
10:30 - 11:30
Welcome back!
Announcing new and upcoming programs!
Open to all.
Special Event: Black Family History
Saturday, 24 Sep
9:30am - 3:30pm
Hybrid event!
Attend in-person (Leesburg Library)
or via Zoom.
Free & open to all.