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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!
 
Members: Look for the latest program links in email sent 3 July!
 

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

 


August Program (Interactive Webinar)

Saturday, 8 August at 10:30
"Eating an Elephant: Managing Large Projects"
      
Facing a large family history project is not so intimidating with good planning, the right tools, and thoughtful analysis. Learn the seven steps to managing a large project. Tips for paper and computer will also be discussed. 
 
Presenter:  Elissa Scalise Powell.
Certified Genealogist® & Certified Genealogical Lecturer(SM).
Co-director, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). Course coordinator (“Genealogy as a Profession”), Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR).  Recipient, 2017 Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Achievement Award.
 
 

 


Special Event: DNA Workshop

Saturday, 22 August, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
"LEEDS Method DNA Workshop" (Hands-On & Interactive)
 
      
The Leeds Method allows you to easily organize your DNA matches into color-coded groups who likely share a common ancestor. In this hands-on guided workshop, you'll be working with sample DNA matches to learn how to create a Leeds chart, investigate a cluster and be ready to apply this method to your own matches. 
 

Presented by: Fiona Brooker, professional genealogist and educator. Live from New Zealand!

 

 

 

Fiona is an alumnus of the 18-month Professional Genealogist Study Group; holds a Higher Certificate in Genealogy from the Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies; and is a former President of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists. She is passionate about helping others research and discover their family history stories. 

 
 



Special Series: Intro to WikiTree

Mondays, 20 Jul thru 24 Aug at 1:30     
Six-part series. Interactive. Attend some or all.
      
1 -  Start Climbing Our Tree
2 -  Edit a Profile.
3 -  Join in the Community
4 -  Be a Successful Wikitreer
5 -  Manage Your Watchlist
6 -  Dig a Little Deeper
 
WikiTree.com is a free world-wide collaborative family tree. Discover how it can help you furthur your family history research. 
 
Non-Members:  Email ContactUs@Kinseekers.org for the Zoom link. 
 
Join us on 13 Jul at 1:30 if you'd like help creating an account. Email for Zoom link.
 

 


Latest News
Covid-19
In-person events are currently suspended. All programs are virtual until further notice.
July Webinar Recording
"Photo Digitization and Preservation" by
Thomas MacEntee
is now accessible in Members Only section
June Webinar Recording
"Finding Female Ancestors" by
Gena Philibert-Ortega
is now accessible in Members Only section
AT - A - GLANCE
Board Meeting
Friday, 7 Aug
10:30 - 11:30 via Zoom
Members Welcome
August Webinar
Saturday, 8 Aug
10:30 - 11:30
"Eating an Elephant: Managing Large Projects" with
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL(SM)
Intro to WikiTree Series
Monday, 10 Aug
1:30 - 3:00
Session Four:
"Be a Successful WikiTreer"
Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
Family Tree Maker Classes
Friday, 14 Aug
10:00 - 11:30 via Zoom
Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
Intro to WikiTree Series
Monday, 17 Aug
1:30 - 3:00
Session Five:
"Managing Your Watch List"
Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
Family Tree Maker Classes
Friday, 21 Aug
10:00 - 11:30 via Zoom
Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
Special Event: LEEDS Method DNA Workshop
Saturday, 22 Aug
2:30 - 4:30pm
Hands-on & interactive
with Fiona Brooker
Intro to WikiTree Series
Monday, 24 Aug
1:30 - 3:00
Session Six:
"Digging a Little Deeper"
Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
September Webinar
Saturday, 12 Sep
10:30 - 11:30
"AncestryDNA" with
Debbie Smyth
Special Event: Brick Wall Session
Saturday, 26 Sep
1:30 - 3:00 via Zoom
"Solving Brick Walls" Certified Genealogist® Mary Kircher Roddy
Members Only
October Webinar
Saturday, 17 Oct
10:30 - 11:30
"Cemetery Crowdsourcing"
with Michael Cassara