Kinseekers Genealogical Society of Lake County Florida
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October  Program
Saturday, October 21
October Program  (Meet-Up)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Leesburg Public Library
Welcome Back!  Come hear about our plans and programs for the 2017-2018 season. Learn about our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and opportunities for one-on-one assistance. Reconnect with genealogy friends and meet new members. 
 
WikiTree: The World's Free, Collaborative, On-line Family Tree
Over 426,000 genealogist world-wide are using DNA and traditional genealogical sources to create an accurate single family tree. You can use WikiTree as a primary online family tree or simply as another tool to help further your own family history research.  
Don't miss this opportunity to learn what WikiTree can do for you. (Presented by Debi Hoag)
 



Annual Central Florida Family History Conference
Saturday, November 4
Annual Central Florida Family History Conference  (Special Event)
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Orlando: (Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Road
 
Mark your calendars! 
The 21st Annual Central Florida Family History Conference will be the first Saturday in November. This event features a full day of one-hour seminars given by genealogy experts from across the United States. Choose from over 50 presentations covering a wide range of genealogy and family history topics. 
 
Registration is $35 and includes a conference notebook with all handouts. Students 18 and under are free!  Panera catered lunches can be ordered for $10 when registering. If you don't want to drive, bus transportation will be available from Leesburg and The Villages (additional fee). Registration is now open at FamilyHistoryConference.org
 
Reminder: KINSEEKERS will not be meeting in November due to space being unavailable in the library. We enthusiastically recommend attending the Annual Central Florida Family History Conference instead.  



December Program
Saturday, December 16
December Program  (Meet-Up)
9:30 am
Leesburg Public Library
The Digital Public Library of America: A Great Resource for Genealogy Research
DPLA is a free national digital library that provides access to millions of materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Their website provides a convenient single access point to thousands of digitized images relevant to family history research. A key benefit to genealogists is how DPLA consolidates, curates, and categorizes items. Come learn what DPLA has to offer. 
 
 



Saturday, January 20, 2018
January Program  (Meet-Up)
9:30 am
Leesburg Public Library
Understanding and Using Your Autosomal DNA Results
We're bringing back Genetic Genealogy expert and nationally acclaimed speaker, Drew Smith, to talk about Autosomal DNA. Autosomal DNA test results contain information that can be used to identify relatives. Learn to interpret the results and then make successful contact with matches. If you have tested with AncestryDNA or one of the other testing companies, are thinking about it, or simply want to understand why so many genealogists are excited about DNA testing, don't miss this program.  
 



Saturday, February 17, 2018
February Program  (Meet-Up)
9:30 am
Leesburg Public Library
How Research Plans Can Up Your Genealogical Game
Research is more effective and productive if we take a little time to make a plan before we dive in. Learn the steps and techniques of research planning that will save you time and frustration. Using a research plan helps in all areas of genealogy, be it seeking an elusive vital record, identifying DNA connections, or even breaking down a brick wall.
Presented by professional genealogist and nationally acclaimed speaker, Annette Burke Lyttle.
 
 



Saturday, March 17, 2018
March Program  (Meet-Up)
9:30 am
Leesburg Public Library
Program/Speaker To Be Announced
Stay Tuned!


OGS FL Chapter, Annual Conference
Saturday, March 24, 2018
OGS FL Chapter, Annual Conference  (Special Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Waterfront Inn, 1105 Lake Shore Dr., The Villages, FL 32162
2018 Conference
The Florida Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) will be hosting their 2018 Conference in The Villages. This all day event always offers great programs and provide an opportunity to meet other genealogists researching Ohio ancestors.
 
Date:  Saturday, 24 March 2018, 9:00a - 4:00p
Place: The Waterfront Inn, 1105 Lake Shore Dr., The Villages, FL 32162.
Speakers: The Genealogy Guys, George Morgan and Drew Smith.
 
Get your reservation in early. Reservations must be received no later than 17 March 2018
 
The registration form is attached for your convenience, or you can find it on the home page at our website, www.ogsfl.org.