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: If you didn't receive the January Update, please check your spam folder.
 

 
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!
 


FEBRUARY PROGRAM

Mining a Goldmine: Researching Court Records
Saturday,12 Feb
10:30 - 11:45 am (Eastern Time)
Live webinar. Register here.
This presentation will not be recorded.
 
The information found in court records can help us accurately identify ancestors and determine family relationships. Learn how to find court records, and more importantly, how to mine them for genealogy gold. Each nugget of information can provide evidence and clues needed to solve your toughest brickwall problems.
 
Teri E. Flack, MA, MBA, is a genealogy and historical researcher, consultant, instructor, and national lecturer with over 40 years experience in family history research. She is also a volunteer archivist and is heavily involved in records preservation and access at the state and national levels. 
 
 


Military Records Special Interest Group

1st Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 (Eastern Time) via Zoom
Led by KB Barcomb
 
Researching a U.S. military ancestor?  This SIG is here to help!
 
Bring your questions or submit them ahead of time to ContactUs@Kinseekers.org. (Please place "Military Record SIG" in the subject line.)
 
Next session: Monday, 7 Feb. Register here.
Primary discussion topic: WWI Troop Passenger Lists.
(This collection is available on Ancestry.com: U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939)
 
 
 
 

 

NEW! 14-Class Course on Family Tree Maker

Started 7 Jan, but you can join anytime.
 
1st & 3rd Fridays. 
10:00 - 11:30 (Eastern Time)
via Zoom. 
 
This 14-class course provides a deep dive into Family Tree Maker, the world’s most popular genealogy software. We’ll go over the basics of installation and establishing a tree, then cover each workspace (module) in detail. Classes include live demos,  questions are encouraged, and troubleshooting tips shared. Attend all or some classes. Course is free.
 
There is not a set schedule of topics, as the class pace is dependent on the input and feeback of participants.
 
Led by Roger Goddard.
Members & Non-Members: Register by emailing FTM@Kinseekers.org.
Registered? Check your spam for new course link sent on 18 Jan.
 
This course is separate from the FTM Special Interest Group (SIG).
 
 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group

NOW MEETING TWICE A MONTH!
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 (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.
 
Next session: Wednesday, 9 Feb
 
Non-members:
Email FTM@Kinseekers.org for link
 
 
 


WikiTree Special Interest Group

3rd Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 (Eastern Time) via Zoom
 
WikiTree.com is a free world-wide collaborative family tree. Our discussion group is led by Debi Hoag, a WikiTree ambassador and project leader with over 20 years of research experience. 
 
Next Session: Monday, 21 Feb

 

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JANUARY PROGRAM

Did you miss this incredibly informative program? The presentation recording is now available in the Members Only section thru 8 Feb 2022. 
 
Epidemics: An Issue of Politics, Religion, and Economics
Saturday, 8 January
10:30 - 11:45 am (Eastern Time)
Live webinar. 
 
Historical Endemics, Epidemics, and Pandemics all affected our ancestors, either directly or indirectly. Lifestyles were altered by major illnesses and the fear of them. Learn how far reaching the health concerns of our predecessors stretched, how they touched our own lives, and how they affect our research. Funeral and cemetery records, as well as the ways of handling the dead, will also be discussed.
 
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, is a national speaker and author with over 40 years of research experience. A former Board Certified genealogist, she is a member and former board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  
 

 

Latest News
Virtual
All our programs are via Zoom.
Support our Programming
NEW!
14-Class Course
Family Tree Maker Software
begins 7 Jan.
Attend some or all. Free.
JAN Webinar Recording
"Pandemics & Epidemics" is posted in Members only thru 28 Feb
DEC Webinar Recording
"A Sense of Place" is posted in Members Only thru 11 Feb
Perks
See updated Member Perks in Members Only
AT - A - GLANCE
(Events are Eastern Time)
Family Tree Maker Course
Friday, 4 Feb
10:00 - 11:30am
Session Three:
Open to all!
Military Records Group
Monday, 7 Feb
1:30-2:30pm
Topic: WWI Troop
Passenger Lists

Open to all!
Family Tree Maker SIG
Wed, 9 Feb
10:00 - 11:00am
Open to all.
Board Meeting
Friday, 11 Feb
10:30 - 11:30am

Members Welcome!
February Program
Saturday, 12 Feb
10:30 - 11:45am
"Mining a
Gold Mine:
Court Records"
with Terri Flack

Open to all!
Family Tree Maker Course
Friday, 18 Feb
10:00 - 11:30am
Session Four

Open to all!
WikiTree Discussion Group
Monday, 21 Feb
1:30 - 2:30pm

Open to all!
Family Tree Maker SIG
Wed, 23 Feb
10:00 - 11:00am
Open to all.
Best Practices Study Group (Members Only)
Monday, 28 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm
(Must be a study group member)