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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!



DNA Quarterly Discussion

 
Quarterly (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct)
Fourth Saturdays at 1:30
 
Next session is 24 April 2021
 
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.
 
Non-Members:
Email ContactUs@Kinseekers.org for Zoom link
 

 


May Program

Dive Deeper into FamilySearch
Saturday, 8 May at 10:30
Presented by Annette Burke Lyttle
 
The FamilySearch.org website is not only free, it has millions of records. Putting a name in the search form only gets you a small percentage of their indexed records. Beyond that, they have unindexed collections and other digital materials that will never show up in a general search. Learn how to dive deeply into FamilySearch's record collections and come up with amazing finds.
 
 
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. 
 
Non-members: Email ContactUs@Kinseekers.org for the Zoom link. 

 


Genealogy Jumpstart!

Back by popular demand!
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? Want help starting?
This free and friendly five-part series is for you! Learn how to research your family history and jumpstart your genealogy.
 
Members: Tell your friends about this great opportunity!
Non-Members: Email ContactUs@Kinseekers.org for the Zoom link. 



Member Bonus Program!

Using WorldCat and ArchiveGrid
Saturday, 22 May at 1:30
Presented by Gena Philibert-Ortega
 
ArchiveGrid and WorldCat are must-have resources for genealogists. But unlike genealogy websites, they aren't searched in the typical way. How do you best search these sites to get the answers you need? Once you conduct a search, what other website tools can assist? In this presentation, we’ll explore the ArchiveGrid and WorldCat websites, what they offer, how to search them, and how to access the sources you find.
 
 
Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and educator whose focus is genealogy, social history, and women's history. She also specilaizes in using and teaching technology for genealogy. She holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion; is an instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's journal, Crossroads.
 
This bonus program is offerred as a thank you to our members.

 


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. 
 
 

 


WikiTree Discussion Group

     
 
Bi-Monthly Third Mondays, at 1:30 pm
Led by Debi Hoag
 
Next session 17 May 2021
 
 
WikiTree.com is a free world-wide collaborative family tree. Discover how it can help you further your family history research. 
 
Non-Members:  Email ContactUs@Kinseekers.org for the Zoom link. 
 
 

 


Latest News
Support our Programming
Covid-19
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.)
AT - A - GLANCE
DNA Discussion
Saturday, 24 April
1:30 - 3:00 via Zoom
Topic TBA
Genealogy Chat
Monday, 3 May
1:30 - 2:30
Ask questions, share discoveries.
Informal & relaxed.

Non-members: email us for Zoom link
May Webinar
Saturday, 8 May
10:30 - 11:45
via Zoom
"Dive Deeper Into FamilySearch
with Annette Burke Lyttle

Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
Family Tree Maker Class
Friday, 14 May
10:00 - 11:30
via Zoom

Non-members:
email us for the Zoom link.
WikiTree Discussion Group
Monday, 17 May
1:30 - 2:30
via Zoom
Topic: DNA Tools

Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
Genealogy Jumpstart
Tuesday, 18 May
10:00 - 11:30
via Zoom
Five-part Series
Session One:
Getting Started

Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
Family Tree Maker Class
Friday, 21 May
10:00 - 11:30
via Zoom

Non-members:
email us for the Zoom link.
Bonus Webinar
Saturday, 22 May
1:30 - 3:00
"Using WorldCat
& ArchiveGrid"
with Gena
Philibert-Ortega

Member Bonus Program
Genealogy Jumpstart
Tuesday, 25 May
10:00 - 11:30
via Zoom
Five-part Series
Session Two:
Census Records

Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
Genealogy Jumpstart
Tuesday, 1 Jun
10:00 - 11:30
via Zoom
Five-part Series
Session Three:
Resources & Tools

Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
Genealogy Jumpstart
Tuesday, 8 Jun
10:00 - 11:30
via Zoom
Five-part Series
Session Four:
Websites to Explore

Non-members: email us for Zoom link.
Genealogy Jumpstart
Tuesday, 15 Jun
10:00 - 11:30
via Zoom
Five-part Series
Session Five:
Next Steps Forward

Non-members: email us for Zoom link.