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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MEMBERS:  The May Update was emailed on 3 May. Please check your spam file. If you didn't receive it, let us know at

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!


Tracing Your Doughboy Online: WWI Muster Rolls, Rosters, & Morning Reports
Saturday, 13 May via Zoom
10:15 - 11:30 am (Eastern Time). Meet-n-greet at 10:00 am.   
The recording of this program is now available in the Webinar Recordings.
It will be available thru August.
During WWI, the US Army depended on Muster Rolls, Rosters, & Morning Reports to maintain accountability of its soldiers. In most cases, we can use these records to trace a doughboy's service month-by-month, from his first unit to his last.
Learn where to find these digitized records and how to use them to create a timeline of your doughboy's WWI service.
Presented by KB Barcomb, a specialist in WWI & WWII military records, resources, and research methodology. KB has taught for the Applied Genealogy Institute and is co-coordinator of the upcoming (virtual) course Advanced Family History Research: U.S. Ancestors, 1917-1930 for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She is a  retired military officer and a member of the Society for Military History. 

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.


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am (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

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. 
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 12 Jun. (Link coming soon)
Topic: Follow-up discussion to our May webinar on WWI Muster Rolls, Rosters, and Morning Reports. Bring your questions and your discoveries


Family Tree Maker Course

1st & 3rd Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern Time)
Via Zoom. Attend some or all. 
(Course started 21 Oct.)
This popular program is back!  
This free 16-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 link in the Members Only section.
Non-Members: Register by emailing
This course is separate from the FTM Special Interest Group (SIG).

AncestryDNA® Study Group - Registration Closed

Bonus Program for Members!
Participants: Session 2 handout was emailed 4/18.
27 March - 24 July, 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (ET) via Zoom
Includes optional mid-month support sessions via Zoom: 2nd Monday of the month. 
This program is for members of Kinseekers and Pastfinders Genealogical Societies. It is offered as a thank you for your amazing support.
This five part program is designed to provide attendees the confidence and working knowledge to successfully leverage AncestryDNA® tools for family history reseach. Classes are 1.5-2 hours and include lectures, task work, and discussion.
Optional mid-month support sessions will be offered by society volunteers and fellow study group members. 
Study Group leader, Kelli Bergheimer, is a professional genetic genealogist and educator. She holds a Bachelor's in Biology, a Master's in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master's in Business Management. We are excited to have her leading this program. She is dynamic, engaging, and exceptionally skilled in explaining and demonstrating the practical application of genetic genealogy concepts and tools.


WikiTree Special Interest Group

3rd Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom is a free worldwide 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: On Temporary Hiatus 

Latest News
Programs are
via Zoom,
except GenHelp & select events.
Support our Programming
Genealogy Help
In-person GenHelp
10:00 - 1:00
Leesburg Public Library.
Program Recordings
May program is posted in the Members Only section.
Free FTM Course!
16-Class Course
Family Tree Maker Software.
Attend all or some sessions. Free & open to everyone.
(Events are Eastern Time)
May Program
Saturday, 13 May
10:15 - 11:30
"Tracing Your Doughboy Online: WWI Muster Rolls, Rosters, and Morning Reports"

Open to all!
Family Tree Maker Course
Friday, 19 May
10:00 - 11:30am
Open to all!
AncestryDNA Study Group (Members Only)
Mon, 22 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm
(Must be a study group member) Recording now posted in the group.
Family Tree Maker SIG
Wed, 24 May
10:00 - 11:00am
All are welcome!
June Double Header
Saturday, 8 Jun
9:30 - 12:00
Two presentations!
Details to be announced.