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Kinseekers Genealogical Society of Lake County Florida
Kinseekers Genealogical Society of Lake County Florida
Welcome to KINSEEKERS Genealogical Society
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Leesburg Public Library logo Proud to partner with the Leesburg Public Library
in offering genealogy and family history programs.

 
 
 
Genealogy 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.
Events and education programs are free and open to the public (unless stated otherwise).
 
We meet at 10:30 on the 3rd Saturday of the month (October through June)
at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E Main St, Leesburg, Florida 34748.
 
Next Meet-Up: 15 February 2020
(Special start time - 09:30)
 


Genealogy Chat

GenChat
1st and 3rd Mondays, 10:30 - 12:30
Florida Porch Cafe at 706 W Main St, Leesburg.
 
This is a 'come when you want' get-together to discuss anything genealogy related. Stop in, grab a cup of coffee, and join the conversation for a few minutes or a couple hours. Better yet, stay for lunch; the food is great!. 


January Meet-Up & Program

Saturday, 18 January at 10:30

Leesburg Public Library (Meeting Room A)    

 

Program: "Doing a Deep Dive in Ancestry's Collections"

Filling out a search form on Ancestry only returns a small percentage of the records available on the site. Learn how to search on Ancestry so you can find all records your ancestry may be mentioned in.

 

Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle

Professioal genealogist and speaker.

Alumni, 18-month Professional Genealogy Study Group; 

Board Member, Association of Professional Genealogists;

Editorial Assistant, National Genealogical Society Quarterly; 

Vice-President, Villages Genealogical Society.

 

The WikiTree SIG will meet at 1:30 in the library's Tech Room.

(This group is for new and current users of WikiTree, the world's free online collaborative family tree.) 

 



December Meet-up & Program

Dec 2019 Speaker Tom WilcoxSaturday, 21 December at 10:30

Leesburg Public Library (Meeting Room A)    

 

Program: "The Secret Census"

What can you discover about your ancestors through the U.S. Census? Various editions of the census recorded a wide variety of information: addresses, home ownership, citizenship, occupations, family relationships, immigration info, and much more!

 

Speaker: Tom Wilcox

Staff genealogist and a reference librarian for the Leesburg Public Library. Tom holds a Masters of Library Science degree from Queens College (CUNY) and has extensive experience in family history research.

 

The DNA SIG (Special Interest Group) will meet 9:15-10:15 in Meeting Room A

(This group discusses DNA-related genealogy topics. All are welcome.)

 

The WikiTree SIG will meet at 1:30 in the library's Tech Room.

(This group is for new and current users of WikiTree, the world's free online collaborative family tree.) 



November Meet-Up & Program

Saturday, 16 November at 10:30
Leesburg Public Library (Meeting Room A)                                     
 
Program:  "Mastering the VA Master Index File"
This newly digitized collection consists of over 5.8 million records documenting individual military and service and veteran claims (primarily WWI-related).  Learn how to find, interpret, and analyze these cards. 
 
Speaker: KB Barcomb.
Genealogist specializing in WWI and WWII military records and research. She has presented locally and nationally, to include the 2018 Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Conference.
  
The DNA SIG (Special Interest Group) will meet at  9:15-10:15 in Meeting Room A.  
(This group discusses DNA-related genealogy topics. Today's primary topic is clustering matches.)
 
The WIKITREE SIG is not meeting this month so members can attend the African American Family History Workshop. 


African American Family History Workshop

Saturday, 16 November, 1:00 - 3:45
Leesburg Public Library
                                                                                                        
                     
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Join us for this special event co-hosted by KINSEEKERS and the Leesburg Public Library. All are welcome. No pre-registration required.  


Latest News
Upcoming Events
Genealogy Help
Every Wednesday
10:30 - 1:30
Genealogy Dept
Leesburg Library
No appt needed.
Genealogy Chat
1st & 3rd Mondays
10:30-12:30
Drop-in & Casual
Florida Porch Cafe
Downtown Leesburg
DNA Special Interest Group
NEW DAY & TIME
Saturday, 1 Feb
10:00-11:30ish
Leesburg Library
Tech Room
Board Meeting
Friday, 7 Feb
10:30 - 11:30
Florida Porch Cafe
Downtown Leesburg
Members welcome!
February Program
SPECIAL TIME
Saturday, 15 Feb
9:30-11:45
"Clustering DNA Matches" &
"Building Trees for Unkown DNA Matches"
Leesburg Library