NEXT GSCC MEETING
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
This will be our annual business meeting with election of officers for 2014.
We will be celebrating the holidays with our “Dessert Buffet” table.
Members are asked to bring a small plate of cookies or dessert for the table.
Program: Please join us for Part Two- “Identifying, Dating and Preserving Old Photographs”
Speaker: Ray McAdams Click Here for Speaker’s Handout
Ray will share his methods for finding information in your old photographs and how to preserve them.
Our speaker will also display his extensive collection of old and historic photographs.
Guests are welcome at our meetings.
Moorings Presbyterian Church, Moss Hall, 791 Harbour Dr.
A REMINDER: Please bring your Membership Renewal Forms with you to the meeting, if you have not already done so.
Renew Your Membership Today
We ask members to send in their dues for 2014 before December 31, 2013.
There is a $5.00 late fee for applications received after December 31st.
Membership_Renewal Form Click on link, print and send to address on form with your dues.
Genealogy Classes at Naples Regional Library
Genealogy for Beginners
Instructor: Marie Overman
Date: Tuesdays: November 5, 12 & 19
Time: 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Location: Naples Regional Library Auditorium, 650 Central Ave.
Cost: Free for all 3 classes
Register at library or call: 263-7768
Did You Know?
You can help the GSCC earn extra income whenever you shop online at Amazon. We participate in Amazon’s affiliate program and earn advertising fees paid by Amazon when a customer makes a purchase. It will not affect the price you pay for an item. Simply begin by using our Amazon link. Please visit our Fund Raising Affiliates page to learn more or to begin your search. Can’t decide on a gift? Just click on the link below to order an Amazon Gift Card for those on your holiday list.
Genealogy Website of the Month
Elephind.com is a New Search Engine for Finding Historical Newspaper Articles Online. This new and growing website makes it possible to search for many of the world’s digital newspapers from one place and at one time. 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
Status: Temporarily Inactive Due to Move in the Fall. 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 will be 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