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!
Members: Look for program links in the Zoom Links section under Members Only.

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Proud to partner with the Leesburg Public Library
in offering genealogy and family history programs.

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!

June Program Double-Header!

A special program co-hosted by Kinseekers & the Leesburg Public Library
Saturday, 12 June, 9:30 - 12:00 via Zoom
Presented by Annette Burke Lyttle and Adrienne Whaley
Ancestors on the Move: Migration from Farms to Cities, 1870-1920
Learn the history of this exciting time, how our urban ancestors lived and worked, and how to find their records. The late 19th and 20th Centuries saw the migration of many of our ancestors from rural areas of America, as well as the migration of many of our immigrant ancestors, to cities for economic opportunity. Between 1870 and 1920, 11 million Americans migrated to cities, and about 25 million immigrants came to the U.S., most of them settling in cities.
An American Story: Black Urban Migration, 1865-1940
Learn how Black urban migrations between 1865 and 1940 shaped not just families of African descent, but the lives and experiences of Americans as a whole. Why did they migrate? How did their arrival - and reactions to their growing numbers - shape the ongoing stories of the cities and towns in which they found themselves? What genealogical and historical records did these migrations create? Learn how to find them and use them to expand the story of your ancestors and their communities.
Annette Burke Lyttle has been a full-time genealogist and family historian since 2012. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels. She has a master's degree in English and a bachelor's degree in journalism, and has taught at several universities, to include the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Annette is also a member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists. 
Adrienne Whaley is an educator and specialist in African American research. She holds a bachelor's degree in African American Studies and a master's degree in Education. She is the Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Museum of the American Revolution and is the president of the African American Genealogy Group in Philadelphia.
Non-members: Email ContactUs@Kinseekers.org for the Zoom link. 


Coming Soon!

A free Intro to WikiTree 7-part weekly series will be offered this summer from 6 July through 17 August. Stay tuned for more details!
WikiTree.com is a free world-wide collaborative family tree. Discover how it can help you further your family history research. 


Genealogy Jumpstart!

This series is postponed.
New dates coming soon.
Tuesdays, 18 May - 15 June
10:00 - 11:30 via Zoom          
Interactive 5-part series. 
Attend some or all.
Open to Everyone! (Free)     
New to genealogy?
Looking for a mini start-over?
This free and friendly five-part series is for you! Learn how to research family history and jumpstart your genealogy journey.

Family Tree Maker Classes

Second & Third Fridays, 10:00-11:30 
This month's sessions: 14 and 21 May
Led by Roger Goddard 
Family Tree Maker is the most widely used genealogy software. You will appreciate how tis intuitive program lets you easily grow your family tree with simple navigation, tree-building tools, and integrated Web searching, making it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage. 
(These sessions use Family Tree Maker - 2019)
NON-MEMBERS: Email ContactUs@Kinseekers.org for the Zoom link. 


July Webinar

Saturday, 10 July, 10:30-11:45 via Zoom
Presented by Roger Goddard
Find A Grave is the world's largest gravesite collection, and it's free!  Every day, volunteers from across the world update information, post photographs, add new memorials, and help others make genealogical discoveries.  Join us for a guided tour through this amazing website and learn insider tips and tricks along the way!
Roger Goddard is a genealogist and professional educator with over 30 years of teaching experience. He specializes in helping others get the most out of online databases.
Non-members: Email ContactUs@Kinseekers.org for the Zoom link.

DNA Quarterly Discussion

Fourth Saturdays at 1:30
Next session is (tentatively) Aug 28
Join us for a mini-DNA case study showing how traditional research, Autosomal DNA, Y-DNA, and unique tools, like Lucid Chart and DNA Painter's What Are The Odds (WATO), come together to break down a brick wall.
We'll also discuss using WikiTree and DNA to further your research.
Email ContactUs@Kinseekers.org for Zoom link


Latest News
Support our Programming
In-person events are currently suspended. All programs are virtual until further notice.
Webinar Recordings
These are in the Members Only section.
(Dependent on permission of speaker.)

"Using WorldCat
and ArchiveGrid" by Gina Philibert-Ortega is available thru 22 July.
Board Meeting
Friday, 4 Jun
10:30 - 11:30
via Zoom

Members Welcome!
Family Tree Maker Class
Friday, 11 Jun
10:00 - 11:30
via Zoom

email us for the Zoom link.
June Webinar Double Header
Saturday, 12 Jun
9:30 - 12:00
via Zoom
Co-hosted with
the Leesburg Public Library
"Urban Migration & Family History"
with Annette Burke Lyttle and Adrienne Whaley

Non-members: email us for the Zoom link.
Family Tree Maker Class
Friday, 18 Jun
10:00 - 11:30
via Zoom

email us for the Zoom link.
July Webinar
Saturday, 10 Jul
10:30 - 11:45
via Zoom
with Roger Goddard

Non-members: email us for the Zoom link.
Member Bonus Program
Saturday, 24 Jul
1:30 - 3:00
via Zoom
"Military Records Brickwall Session"
with KB Barcomb

Member Bonus Program