KINSEEKERS promotes learning about genealogy and family history.
Our programs are free and open to the public.
Come check us out and see what we have to offer.
We meet at 10:30AM on the 3rd Saturday of the month (October - June)
at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E Main St, Leesburg, Florida 34748.
Next Meeting: Saturday, 16 December at 10:30 (new time).
(No meeting in November due to room being unavailable)
DECEMBER PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, 16 December at 10:30
We have a lot happening at our December Meeting!
We'll begin with a program on two great resources: The Digital Public Library of America and Internet Archive (see more
Our Annual Business Meeting will immediately follow. Members will vote whether to approve our proposed Interim By-Laws and will elect our Officers for 2018. The proposed Interim By-Laws are available in the Members Only section under Downloads. The Officer slate remains unchanged from our November membership mailing.
Great Kick-Off for Our 2017-2018 Season!
Thank you to Debi Hoag for an outstanding presentation on WikiTree, The World's Free, Collaborative, Online Family Tree
. As a WikiTree Genealogist, Project Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Leader, Debi brought a unique and detailed understanding of WikiTree and how it can help us advance our family history research. Member response was so positive, we are starting a WikiTree special interest group (SIG). We'll share the details as soon as they are avaialble.
Society members can access her handouts and presentation slides in the "downloads" section of the Members Only tab.
Announcing A New Membership Benefit
We've partnered with Internet Genealogy magazine to offer a new membership benefit!
When you join KINSEEKERS, we'll present you a free issue of Internet Genealogy (a $6.95 value).
Inside, you'll find a special one year subscription offer to this bi-monthly magazine for only $20 (regularly $27.95). If you are already a subscriber, they will extend your subscription at this rate by one year.
Already a member? Come to our next meeting to receive your complimentary issue!
OCTOBER MEET-UP (WELCOME BACK!)
Join us on Saturday, 21 October as we kick-off our 2017-18 season with a great program.
WikiTree: The World's Free, Collaborative, Online Family Tree.
Over 426,000 genealogists world-wide are using DNA and traditional genealogical sources to create an accurate single family tree.
You can use WikiTree as your primary online family tree or simply as another tool to help further your own family history research.
Our presenter is Debi Hoag, who holds a Leader role at WikiTree. She co-leads the Profile Improvement Project, an initiative to ensure accurate supporting documentation for WikiTree entries. She also serves on many of WikiTree's functional projects.
In addition to our featured presentation, we have some exciting announcements to share: a new membership benefit, Special Interest Group (SIG) initiatives, and a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Come reconnect with genealogy friends and welcome new members.
Start time is 9:30am. Location is Meeting Room A of the Leesbug Public Library.
Kevin Arms, a librarian, archivist, and faculty member at Lake Sumter State College, has been awarded a much deserved scholarship by the Florida State Genealogical Society. Titled the Charlotte Reels Duvall/FSGS Librarian Scholarship, it is awarded to selected librarians to support their attendance at a genealogical conference or genealogical research institute. Congrats, Kevin!
Kinseekers thanks the FSGS for providing such a great opportunity for librarians to expand their genealogical education. Librarian Kevin Arms is a great supporter of our local genealogical community!