November 4, 2013
Did you catch any of the Who Do You Think You Are episodes this summer and think about researching your own family? It's a great time to be starting your family history with so many records available online. Family history is all about making connections, child to parent back through the years so it's important to understand the basics or you might end up tracing the wrong family. Come learn how to get started and what resources are available online for you to use.
Donna Moughty, a professional genealogist and the club founder will present this program. Donna teaches and lectures on a variety of subjects including Internet, Irish research and computer topics locally and at national conferences and institutes. In addition, she provides consultations, research assistance and training.
December 2, 2013
Family Holiday Traditions
January 6, 2014
Using The New FamilySearch.org - Donna Moughty
February 3, 2014
A Gift That Money Can't Buy! - Jeff Bockman
Encourages everyone to preserve their family's history. Covering: Documenting the basic facts; Identifying important documents to save; Showing the importance of family photographs and how to properly identify everyone; Recording the stories that make your family "Your Family," and then Preserving it all for future generations to enjoy.
March 3, 2014
A panel of LWR Genealogy Club members will discuss ways to publish your genealogy. Publishing can take many forms, from a formal register genealogy to a scrapbook, a webpage or a calendar. Each of the panel members will talk about their experiences with publishing and provide an opportunity for members to ask questions or discuss the various methods.
April 7, 2014
Kim Sheintal will present “Finding Vintage Family Photographs.” Kim will share tips on finding photos of specific people and places via books, newspapers, museums, historical societies, and other sources. She will explain how photo-sharing websites, Facebook, and Google can help as well. Finally, she will display some of the photos that she discovered and will tell how she found them. Kim has been a member of the Lakewood Ranch Genealogy Club since its first meeting and is President of the Jewish Genealogical Society.