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.
LPL is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. This 
means enhanced access to FamilySearch records!
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Pastfinders is our sister society, located in Clermont.
For their full schedule of events, please visit their website at

MEMBERS: A special mid-month update was emailed 13 Sep.
(Please check your spam file if you didn't receive it.)

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


Expand Your Research with Family Tree Maker 
Saturday, 14 Oct
10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern Time) via Zoom   
Meet-n-greet at 10:15 am.  Register here.             
Co-hosted with our sister society, Pastfinders GenSoc.
Learn how Family Tree Maker software is designed to help you expand your research. It's simple to install, syncs with and, and offers a wide variety of capabilities and features.
This program will discuss what makes Family Tree Maker different from other genealogy products and software; its robust family tree building features; and its unique customization tools. You'll also learn about its special partner products: Charting Companion and Family Book Creator.
Presented by Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016. Mark holds a bachelor's degree in Family History and has been working in the genealogy industry for fifteen years. (This is not a sales event.)
Special Guest, Rebecca Shamblin, will also preview our upcoming 5-month hands-on Study Group on Using Family Book Creator.  

*** Family Tree Maker Course ***

EVENING Course - Starts 17 Oct                                 
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom
DAY Course - Starts 20 Oct 
1st & 3rd Fridays, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom
Our most popular program is back!                                           
This free 20-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. 
There is not a set schedule of topics, as the class pace is dependent on the input and feedback of participants. Led by Roger Goddard.
Members: Access via the link in the Members Area.
Non-Members: Register by emailing
This course is separate from the FTM Special Interest Group (SIG).

Genealogy Help

10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
In-person, Leesburg Public Library 
Society volunteers, in partnership with the Leesburg Public Library, are offering free genealogy assistance every week in the library's genealogy area.
No registration or appointment needed. Simply walk-in.


Military Records & Research Special Interest Group

2nd Mondays, 1:30 - 2:45 (Eastern Time) via Zoom
Led by KB Barcomb
This is an informal discussion group focusing on military records and research methodology. Open to all.
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 9 Oct. Registration link to be posted soon.
Topics: Attendee submitted questions (any topic). Plus a discussion on WWI records


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group

NEW! We've added an evening meeting time! (Begins 26 Oct)
Daytime Option: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom
Evening Option: 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (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. 
Email for link

Latest News
Programs are
via Zoom,
except GenHelp & select events.
Support our Programming
Starting Soon!
Free Course:
Family Tree Maker
Classes begin
Open to All
New Board Member
Welcome to Charles Wilson!
Appointed 23 July.
Genealogy Help
In-person GenHelp
10:00 - 1:00
Leesburg Public Library.
Program Recordings
"Finding Images to Tell the Story of Your Ancestors" presented by Gena Philibert-Ortega is available until
30 September.

Presentations from the Researching Black Family History event are available through February 2024.
(Events are Eastern Time)
Family Tree Maker SIG
Wed, 27 Sep
11:00 - 12:00
All are welcome!
Genealogy Help
Wed, 4 Oct
10:00 - 1:00
Leesburg Library
Walk-In's Welcome
Open to all
Board Meeting
Friday, 6 Oct
1:15 - 2:15pm
Members Welcome!
Military Records SIG
Monday, 9 Oct
1:30 - 2:30pm
Open to all!
Genealogy Help
Wed, 11 Oct
10:00 - 1:00
Leesburg Library
Walk-In's Welcome
Open to all
Family Tree Maker SIG
Wed, 11 Oct
11:00 - 12:00
All are welcome!
Saturday, 14 Oct
10:30 - 11:30
"Expand Your Research with Family Tree Maker"
Mark Olsen
Open to all.
FTM Course (Evening)
Tue, 17 Oct
7:00 - 8:30pm
Free & Open to All!
Genealogy Help
Wed, 18 Oct
10:00 - 1:00
Leesburg Library
Walk-In's Welcome
Open to all
FTM Course (Daytime)
Friday, 20 Oct
10:00 - 11:30am
Open to all!
Genealogy Help
Wed, 25 Oct
10:00 - 1:00
Leesburg Library
Walk-In's Welcome
Open to all
Family Tree Maker SIG (Daytime)
Wed, 25 Oct
11:00 - 12:00am
All are welcome!
Family Tree Maker SIG (Evening)
Thur, 26 Oct
7:00 - 8:00pm
All are welcome!