The Genealogical Society of Collier County (Florida) was founded in 1984 and is dedicated to the researching and recording of family histories, teaching, and assisting researchers. In 2007 the Society filed articles of incorporation with the State of Florida as a non-profit corporation and became a 501(c)(3), non-profit, federal tax-exempt organization. We are members of the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies and Florida State Genealogical Society. Unless otherwise announced, regular meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month (except July, August & September) at 7:00 P.M. in Fellowship Hall at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette Road, Naples. Visitors are welcome at our meetings and society members are eager to assist persons new to genealogy. Click Here for map.
The collection of genealogical reference books is located in the Genealogy Room at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue, and is supported by our members both financially and through their volunteer services. The collection of books is exceptional and is utilized by both visitors to our area and members of other societies, as well as our own.
PROGRAMS, CLASSES and GROUP MEETINGS
Every effort is made by the society to provide programs of interest at our general meetings. We offer two beginning genealogy courses each year at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue, which are open to the public free of charge. We have a number of Shared Interest Groups to help you in your area of interest. Please visit our Education page for details.
The Society newsletter, Heirloom, is published monthly and sent to members with the exception of June, July and August. Each issue contains program information; special announcements and notice of meetings, seminars and classes of other nearby societies. Articles covering all aspects of genealogy are also included in each issue.
Volunteers from our society have completed several indexing projects and we are proud to offer them as a searchable database on our website.
Genealogy Books at the Naples Regional Library– Search the inventory of current holdings of books and publications in the Genealogy Room.
Family History Book Surnames– Search for surnames abstracted from the index of family history books in the Genealogy Room.
2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President – Marie Overman
First Vice President – Werner Ropers
Second Vice President – Jeanne Bruehler
Treasurer – Gary Johnson
Recording Secretary – Kimberly Kish
Corresponding Secretary-Joan Cordes-Nay
Genealogical Society of Collier County
P.O. Box 7933
Naples, FL 34101