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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Proud to partner with the Leesburg Public Library
in offering genealogy and family history programs.

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If you would like one-on-one assitance with Zoom, email us! We want to help!

MEMBERS: We have a new bonus program, a Best Practices Study Group! Visit the Members Only page to learn more and register. 

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Researching Your Grand Army of the Republic Ancestors
Saturday, 13 Nov via Zoom
10:30 am - 11:45 am (Meet & Greet starts at 10:15)
Live Webinar. Free and open to all.  
Learn about this major Civil War veterans' organization that helped shape the history of the United States after the War of the Rebellion. At its peak, the G.A.R. consisted of over 10,000 local posts and women's auxiliaries, including those of various racial and ethnic makeups.
This presentation will bring you the history of the G.A.R., how its activities influenced and benefited veterans, and where to find over 50 years of records that can provide insight into the interests, social activities, health, and economics of individual Union veterans and their families. Discover details about your ancestors and their communities you never knew!
Gary Clark is a genealogist, photographer, author, and national genealogy speaker. He has published over 12 books addressing history, genealogy research, and historical photography. Most recently he released "Grand Army of the Republic and Union Veteran Research: The Essential Guide for Genealogists and Family Historians." Gary is also the publisher of, a source of vintage photographic history and other genealogy topics. 


Military Records Special Interest Group (SIG)
1st Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 via Zoom
Led by KB Barcomb
Researching a U.S. military ancestor? Not sure how to read a specific military record? Don't know what an acronym or abbreviation means? Want to learn more about military record collections? This SIG is here to help!
Bring your questions or, better yet, submit them ahead of time to (Please place "Military Record SIG" in the subject line.)
Each month includes a short discussion on a particular military record collection or resource. This month's topic is the Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans. (These can be found on,, and
Next session: Monday, 1 Nov.
Open to members and non-members. REGISTER here



NEW! Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group (SIG)
2nd Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 via Zoom
Led by Roger Goddard
Do you use Family Tree Maker, the most widely used family history software? Thinking about using it but want to know more? Bring your questions to this group! Also learn tips and tricks to get the most out of FTM's many features.
Next session: Wednesday, 10 November 
Open to members and non-members.
Email for link. 

WikiTree Special Interest Group

Monday, 15 November
1:30 - 2:30
Join us for a WikiTree discussion every other month. is a free world-wide collaborative family tree. This month's topic is still being determined. 
Led by Debi Hoag, a WikiTree ambassador and project leader with over 20 years of research experience. Her genealogy focus is finding and documenting records/sources, a key aspect of WikiTree's collaborative priority. 

Latest News
Support our Programming
Programs are currently virtual (thru Jun 2022).
OCT Webinar Recording
The recording of "Writing Ancestral Stories Your Relatives Will Want to Read" is viewable in the Members Only section thru Sunday 24 Oct.
Best Practices Study Group
Members: Visit the
'Members Only'
page to learn
more and register.
Study Group (Members Only)
Monday, 25 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm
via Zoom
(Must be a study group member)
Military Records Group
Monday, 1 Nov
via Zoom
Open to all!
Family Tree Maker Group
Wed, 10 Nov
10:00 - 11:00
via Zoom
Open to all.
Board Meeting
Friday, 12 Nov
10:30 - 11:30
via Zoom

Members Welcome!
November Program
Saturday, 13 Nov
10:30 - 11:45
"Researching Your Grand Army of the Republic Ancestors"
with Gary Clark

via Zoom
Open to all!
WikiTree Discussion Group
Monday, 15 Nov
1:30 - 2:30
via Zoom
Topic: TBA
Open to all
Saturday, 20 Nov
1:30 - 3:30
Mark Olsen, Ambassador for Family Tree Maker

Plus the creators of Charting Companion & Family Book Creator
via Zoom
Open to all!
Study Group (Members Only)
Monday, 22 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm
via Zoom
(Must be a study group member)