NEXT GSCC MEETING
MARCH 11, 2014, Tuesday
Time: 7:00 p.m. in Moss Hall, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome.
Location: Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive.
Program: “Surnames and Places of Ireland to Help Trace Your Genealogy”
Speaker: Maire Peters.
Maire, a native of Ireland, with her Irish brogue and experience,will show us how to track ancestors who were born in Ireland, and those who have passed through Ireland.
Note: The Handout for the February 11th Meeting “Let’s Explore FamilySearch” is available on our Helpful Links page under Program Handouts.
Mark your calendars for the GSCC’s 30th Anniversary Celebration on April 8, 2014.
Dinner tickets are now on sale. The Dinner Reservation Form can either be mailed or brought to the next meeting.
Click on Dinner Reservation Form for details and reservation form.
Did You Know?
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Genealogy Website of the Month
The Ancestor Hunt
This website is rich with resources for finding historical newspapers, along with city directories, and tutorials. Click Here to visit.
Member Surname Database Now Online
Members of the Genealogical Society of Collier County have submitted their family surnames to our Surname Project, which is now a searchable online database. Anyone may contact the submitter by clicking on the surname of interest. Members can also submit their surnames online for addition to the database. CLICK HERE to find out more.
FamilySearch Affiliate Library
The Fort Myers- Lee County Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, which means that library patrons now have access to the microfilmed holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Microfilm and microfiche rentals may now be viewed at the library. For a list of the Frequently Asked Questions explaining this program, please click on link: FAQs_FamilySearch. The Fort Myers- Lee County Public Library is located at the corner of 1st and Lee Street , Fort Myers, Florida. Microfilm and microfiche can be ordered online by using the Online Film Ordering system CLICK HERE.
FamilySearch Photoduplication Service Click Here to visit. This is useful if you find that a record that has been indexed, but is not available online. You may be able to order a copy of the record from the Family History Library for a nominal fee. Please refer to their website for the details on this service.
GSCC Library Display Case
The GSCC display case is located at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue.
CLICK HERE to see a few pictures of the case on our Library Display page.
Visit the Genealogy Room in the reference area of the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue. Our volunteers are available to assist you, please refer to the Volunteer Schedule for their hours. CLICK HERE. The library has a subscription to HertiageQuest that can be accessed from the library or from home using your library card number. CLICK HERE to go directly to the library’s log in page. HeritageQuest Online has over 25,000 local history and family genealogy books, PERSI, and the United States Census, with an index to certain years. Ancestry.com’s Library Subscription is available on the Genealogy Room computers. Please sign in at the reference desk.
History of Incorporation and Non-Profit Status
On June 18, 2007 the Genealogical Society of Collier County filed articles of incorporation with the State of Florida as a non-profit corporation. The Genealogical Society of Collier County, Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization.
The Genealogical Society of Collier County Donations to the Friends of the Library for enhancement of the Genealogy Special Collection at the Naples Regional Library currently totals $17,750.00.
1995-2000 – $1,500
2001 – $5,000
2003 – $1,000
2004 - $1,000
2005 - $1,250
2006 – $1,000
2007 - $1,000
2008 - $1,000
2009 – $1,000
2010 – $1,000
2011 – $1,000