Meeting Information


The Society council meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month from 12:00 p.m to 1:30 p.m. at the Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, Florida.


The Society monthly membership meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, Florida.

July 2018
Date: 21 July 2018
Speaker: Thomas MacEntee - via a recorded 18 May 2017 FSGS Webinar

After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research
Brief Description: Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you're gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we'll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.
Speaker Bio: Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. He is a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.
August 2018
Date:: 18 Aug 2018

Willowbranch Library
2875 Park Street
Jacksonville, Florida

Speaker: Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL

Topic: From Record Group to Community: Analyzing Data Sets

Brief Description: Family history is not just finding specific records mentioning your ancestors. Since our ancestors did not live in isolation, we must focus on how their individual records fit within the context of the record groups. Examining the broader record group helps show characteristics of the community

Speaker Bio: Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL, is an award-winning author with articles published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Record, and The Genealogist (American Society of Genealogists). Her interests include methodology, New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley, burial iconography, and ethnic studies. 

September 2018 Date: 15 Sep 2018

Speaker: The JEM Team: Joan Tryon, Ellen Brenner, and Michael Turpen

Topic: Ellis Island Immigration

Brief Description: This interactive presentation includes the history of, the journey to, and the processing of immigrants on Ellis Island. Please plan to attend and take on the role of immigrants during this time in their lives!

Speaker Bio: The JEM Team consists of our friends from the Bartram Trail Genealogy Club. We are pleased to have them join us and share this program which they created last year for their own organization, where it was a great hit!
October 2018

Date: 20 October 2018

Speaker: Miles Meyer

Topic: Tour of Online European Archives

Brief Description: Europe is leading the way by putting many of their archives online. These archives provide an important resource for those researching their European ancestry. This class will discuss how to find various regional and national archives and the steps needed to find those records that are most important to your research. The focus will be on central European archives (France, Germany, etc.)and the larger archives such as the Europeana website.

Speaker Bio: Miles is a scientist by training but has been active in genealogy for over fifteen years in a variety of ways. His expertise revolves around new technologies. He is a Family History consultant, lecturer and researcher. Additionally, Miles has been a beta tester for several genealogy companies including AncestralQuest, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, and BillionGraves, to name a few. Miles has produced several training manuals and maintains several websites and blogs on genealogy related activities.
November 2018 Date: 17 November 2018

Speaker: Col. Peter Mullen

Topic: First Documented Christmas Celebration in North America

Brief Description: This Christmas program will be presented in costume by Peter's alter ego, Don Pedro Filipe de Mulleno.

Speaker Bio: Peter Mullen is a native born Kentuckian and a graduate of the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University, earning degrees in Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science. He is currently living in Callahan, Florida, where he is a retired professor at Florida State College of Jacksonville. He is a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Georgia Historical Society, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Anthropological Multicultural Association of the South, and Florida State College. He lectures to professional and historical societies nation-wide promoting history and culture of the South. Professor Mullen was commissioned by Governor Steven L. Beshear of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a Kentucky Colonel on September 20, 2011 in the 220th year of the Commonwealth. He was inducted into the Golden Alumni Society of the University of Louisville by University President Dr. James Ramsey on May 8, 2015 and recognized at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky.

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