Meeting Information



COUNCIL MEETINGS

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.

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

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.

April 2018
Date: 21 April 2018
 
Speaker: Vishitra Garig
 
Topic: Snitches Get Stitches
 
Brief Description: This lecture covers the WWII period in Clay County by analyzing the German U-Boat prisoners of war kept at Camp Blanding. Methods of capture, interrogation and who these seamen were during, before and after the war are discussed. Nazi Germany's U-Boat program is covered.
 
Speaker Bio: Vishi Garig is a native Texan from Brownsville, Texas, and she currently serves as Clay County Archivist for Tara Green, Clay County Clerk of Courts. She received a Bachelor of Journalism Degree form the University of Texas in 1988 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law School in 1992. From 1992 to 2000 she practiced criminal law as an Assistant District Attorney/Assistant County Attorney in Chambers and Liberty Counties, Texas, as well as Kleberg and Kennedy Counties in Texas. She was a volunteer at the Clay County Archives from 2009 to 2013. In 2013 she began work as the Clay County Archivist and Special Projects Clerk. She has had a lifelong interest in history and has been involved with genealogy since 1998. She is the mother of two sons.
May 2018
Date:: 19 May 2018
Speaker: Gary English
Topic: Overview of Family Tree Maker 2017 with FamilySync

Brief Description: This is an overview of FTM 2017 highlighting the changes and new features for this version.

Speaker Bio: Gary is an amateur genealogist, continuing the work of his uncle and father before him on documenting their family’s history. He is a long time user of Family Tree Maker software starting with versions back in the “DOS days”. Currently Gary is using Family Tree Maker 2017 for Windows with FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com. He is an active member of several local Genealogy Groups and is not associated with, or representing, FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com or Family Tree Maker.





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