Join us at 7pm on Tuesday, April 25 for a talk on Genealogy with Paul Skeels, President of the Englewood Genealogical Society.
Mr. Skeels will present the four steps of effective genealogical research, suggest the best websites for beginning your research, and outline the options for documenting your findings.
This program will be held at the historic Green Street Church, 510 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.
Paul began his family research in the 1980’s after receiving historical family letters and pedigree charts, then finding photographs in the attic of his childhood home – a farmhouse that has been in his family since about 1840.
His research was limited and unorganized until 2014 when he retired, moved to Venice from Rochester, NY, and joined the Englewood Genealogical Society, for which he now serves as its president.
His research successes include finding a Revolutionary War patriot ancestor, a Mayflower ancestor, and a distant cousin in Australia who has a steamer trunk of research on his family surname with letters and photographs dating back to 1898.
Currently, he is tracing his, his wife’s and his daughter-in-law’s Irish ancestors back to their roots and families in Ireland.
From the Englewood Genealogical Society website:
Researching our family history is a fun and exciting journey with many rewards. Members of Englewood Genealogical Society of Florida, Inc. (EGSFL) are at different levels of research, from the beginner to the advanced. Our meetings are held at Elsie Quirk Library (EQL) located at 100 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL. To help with our research, there are monthly meetings, September through May and eight Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Timelines, our newsletter, is published quarterly with a lot of great research information for our members.
For more information visit: https://egsfl.org/