Englewood Genealogical Society of Florida

Welcome to EGSFL

Genealogy and family history research is a fun and exciting journey with many rewards. Our members are at all levels of research experience - from beginner to advanced - and every level in between.
 
Meetings of our full membership are held monthly during the afternoon of the fourth Wednesday of the each month from September through May at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, FL. The May, November and December meetings are on alternate dates to not conflict with holidays. Programs at these meetings are designed to meet the general research needs of all members.
 
Additionally, there are Special Interest Groups (SIGs) tailored to more specific genealogical topics.
 
Our newsletter, Timelines, is published each January, April and October with interesting research stories and tips along with news about our members and our upcoming programs.
 
The Elsie Quirk Library’s collection of research material, along with the research material for all Sarasota County libraries, can be found by searching the Sarasota County Library Systems Card Catalog. All Sarasota County libraries are FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries.
 
All meetings at the Elsie Quirk Library are open to the public per the county’s library guidelines.
 
Our society’s mailing address is P.O. Box 795, Englewood, FL  34295-0795
 

PODCASTS:
 
Genealogy Gems:  Click Here► https://lisalouisecooke.com/podcasts/  
Family Tree Magazine:  Click Here► https://www.familytreemagazine.com/podcasts/
Extreme Genes (BYU-TV):   Click Here https://extremegenes.com/
Fieldstone Common (Northeast Genealogy and History Radio):  Click Here► http://www.fieldstonecommon.com/

The Genealogy Guys Podcast
(George Morgan and Drew Smith)  
Watch for George and Drew in their informative weekly podcast. Click here.

 

From Eastman Online (Dick Eastman):

Have you ever been confused with relationships?  Dick tells you about the Wolfram|Alpha search engine that can figure those relationships for you.  Not only does the search engine figure out the relationship, it diagrams it genealogically! Click herehttps://www.eogn.com/
 


Upcoming Events
02/29/2024 - 10:15 am
Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group (SIG)
In-person at Elsie Quirk Library - and available over Zoom
  D’Ann Still is your SIG leader.   Join D’Ann as she answers your questions and outlines the features of the Family Tree Maker software, ...
02/29/2024 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL Membership Meeting
At Elsie Quirk Library - with Larry W. Thomas live over Zoom
  Larry W. Thomas (live over Zoom): “Reaping a Harvest With Land Records”   Land records are an often-overlooked resource. Even researchers with over 20 years of ...
03/07/2024 - 1:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
To Be Held Over Zoom
Board meetings are open to any and all EGSFL members. SIG leaders and committee chairpersons are encouraged to attend. Anyone who wants to attend ...
03/08/2024 - 1:00 pm
Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group (SIG)
In-person at Elsie Quirk Library - and available over Zoom
  D’Ann Still is your SIG leader.   For this session, D’Ann will be joined by a special guest, Mark Olsen from Family Tree Maker, ...
03/14/2024 - 2:00 pm
Beginning Genealogy - Special Interest Group
Elsie Quirk Library - In-person only - Zoom not available
This is an opportunity to learn about where and how to begin - or to restart - your family history research, including how to properly track ...
03/15/2024 - 2:00 pm
Beginning Genealogy - Special Interest Group
Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library (Venice) - In-person only - Zoom not available
This is an opportunity to learn about where and how to begin - or to restart - your family history research, including how to properly track ...
03/21/2024 - 10:15 am
Beginning Genealogy Mentoring
At Elsie Quirk Library - in person only - Zoom not available
  Gail Finney will lead this group focused on helping less experienced researchers, those just beginning their family history research, or those looking to restart ...
03/21/2024 - 1:00 pm
DNA - Special Interest Group (SIG)
In-person at Elsie Quirk Library - and available over Zoom
  Sue Carlson is our DNA SIG leader.   Join Sue as we search for connections by applying the ever-changing set of tools to our ...
04/04/2024 - 1:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
To Be Held Over Zoom
Board meetings are open to any and all EGSFL members. SIG leaders and committee chairpersons are encouraged to attend. Anyone who wants to attend ...
04/24/2024 - 10:15 am
Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group (SIG)
In-person at Elsie Quirk Library - and available over Zoom
  D’Ann Still is your SIG leader.   Join D’Ann as she answers your questions and outlines the features of the Family Tree Maker software, ...
04/24/2024 - 1:30 pm
EGSFL Membership Meeting
At Elsie Quirk Library - with Ann Staley - live over Zoom
  Ann Staley will present (live over Zoom): “Googling Your Family: Using the Whole Google Website.”   Google’s mission is “to organize the world’s information and make ...
05/02/2024 - 1:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
To Be Held Over Zoom
Board meetings are open to any and all EGSFL members. SIG leaders and committee chairpersons are encouraged to attend. Anyone who wants to attend ...