The Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society, Inc.
Did you miss our Sister Meeting from CCGSI and wonderful Presentation?
 Diary of a Mad Genealogist: A Series of Investigations
Ancestors were REAL People: Bring ‘em Back Alive!
Via GoToWebinar
Kim Carlson, CCGSI Secretary

SWFLGG Member Meeting

November 7, 2020 10:30am we will meet virtually!
But, It's All on the Internet! by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
  • The internet is a wonderful tool for researching our ancestors. But, it should not replace some of the tried-and-true methods for discovering our ancestors.
  • Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family’s history has never left her. With her experience serving as a Family History Director, she frequently speaks at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those would include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. She has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, and is a well-known webinar presenter. She is also an instructor at Ancestry Academy.
The meeting of the society will be via GoToWebinar, a meeting platform that will allow us to meet virtually. You must pre-register to attend:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an “invitation” and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 10 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. We will join you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation.

October Virtual Event (free Seminar)


October 24, 2020 Sacramento German Genealogy Society Virtual Fall Seminar

Charlotte Champenois, Baerbel Johnson,
Daniel Jones, and Fritz Juengling
“The Fantastic Four”
From the German Team at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

Please see the attached flyer for details and a registration link

Sunday, October 25, 5:30 pm, German Genealogical Research, an 8-part series by Larry Jensen and the Brigham Young University Family History Library. Click on this link at the time specified; if prompted, the meeting passcode is 402620. Link to Join via Zoom

Monday, October 26, 12 noon, German Handwriting Seminar, Day 1, by the Family History Library.  Link to Webinar


Sat, Oct 24, 10:00 AM MDT Resources on FamilySearch for German Research and Getting Help Link to Webinar Gemany (Beginner) Handout
Sat, Oct 24, 11:15 AM MDT Germany: Historical Geography Link to Webinar Germany (Intermediate) Handout
Sat, Oct 24, 12:45 PM MDT Württemberg Family Books Link to Webinar Germany (Intermediate) Handout
Sat, Oct 24, 2:00 PM MDT Using Historical Newspapers to Learn More About Your German Ancestors Link to Webinar Germany (Intermediate) Handout
Mon, Oct 26, 10:00 AM MDT German Handwriting Seminar, Day 1 Link to Webinar Germany (Intermediate)  
Tue, Oct 27, 10:00 AM MDT German Handwriting Seminar, Day 2 Link to Webinar Germany (Intermediate)  
Wed, Oct 28, 10:00 AM MDT German Handwriting Seminar, Day 3 Link to Webinar Germany (Intermediate)  
Thur, Oct 29, 10:00 AM MDT German Handwriting Seminar, Day 4 Link to Webinar Germany (Intermediate)  
Fri, Oct 30, 10:00 AM MDT German Handwriting Seminar, Day 5 Link to Webinar Germany (Intermediate)

We're Proud Members

We are proud members of the International German Genealogy Partnership, the Florida State Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society International German Genealogy Partnership Florida State Genealogical Society Federation of Genealogical Societies National Genealogical Society