NEXT GSCC MEETING- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016*
Program: “Finding Our Ancestors Using Passenger Lists” Speaker: Ron Benson
This program will demonstrate using common research techniques to help find your ancestors whether the year was 1638 or 1838. Please join us at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette Road. Click Here for directions. The parking and hall entrance are located in the back of the church. Guests are welcome at our meetings. *Note: Due to the elections the meeting will be on the third Tuesday of November.
It’s Membership Renewal Time!
Please take a few minutes to renew your membership for 2017 by downloading the renewal form and returning it to us in person or by mail. You can find the form on our website or in the November edition of the Heirloom Newsletter. If you are not a current member of the society please use the New Member Application form.
Library Programs- Registration is open for our Genealogy Classes at the Naples Regional Library
The Genealogical Society of Collier County is offering free beginning genealogy classes at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue. The classes start on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 9:30 am in the auditorium. Please see our Education page on how to register.
Find out how you can help the GSCC earn extra revenue
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Obituary Index Project
The Obituary Index Project was completed by volunteers from Genealogical Society of Collier County. The index contains over 59,000 entries of obituaries and death notices from Naples newspapers beginning in 1927 to January 2008, with a few years missing during WWII. The project is now hosted by the GSCC in a searchable database on our website. To find out more visit: http://thegscc.org/obit-search .
Family History Books Surname Database
The Family History Books Surname Database is now being hosted on our website. Use our search form to find out if any of your surnames are mentioned in the family history books in the Genealogy Room at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue. Click here to find out more and begin your search.
Members Surname Database 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 Regional Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, which means that library patrons can access the microfilmed holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Microfilm and microfiche from the Family History Library are available via Online Film Ordering. Click Here for information. The Fort Myers Regional Library is located at 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, Florida.
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 $20,750.00.
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