NEXT GSCC MEETING
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Annual meeting and Election of Officers. Program: “In the Shadow of Glory: Mary Todd Lincoln”, a one woman act recounting the joys and sorrows of Mary Todd Lincoln presented by Janina Birtolo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in Moss Hall, Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Guests are welcome at our meetings. Please come early and renew your membership for 2016 before the meeting starts. The form is available in your November Heirloom newsletter and also online at http://thegscc.org/application or please mail your dues before December 31, 2015.
Find out how shopping for the holidays can benefit the GSCC
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GSCC is now on Facebook
Visit our Facebook page for more news and pictures on the latest happenings at the GSCC. Click Here
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 $19,750.00.
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