May – Searching Local Records

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Join the St Augustine Genealogical Society on Saturday, May 19, at 1:00 pm at the Southeast Branch Library to learn how to organize a state-by-state or county-by-county genealogy search of courthouses, libraries, cemeteries & archives.

Ginny Barrs is our speaker. Her love of history was fostered by her father, Harry Dismuke, and she began investigating his family roots while serving in the U.S. Navy in Virginia Beach. After marrying a Navy man, she had two sons and worked for 30 years as a manufacturing engineer in San Diego. When she retired, she and her husband traveled by RV in the southeastern states to locations where members of the Dismukes family once lived. After finally proving her own Dismukes’ ancestral line, Ginny decided to share all of the records she collected during her research. She has authored three books so far (available at amazon.com) with plans to write several more covering all of the Dismukes born before 1870.

April – Climbing Over Southern Brick Walls

We are delighted to have Michael Ports as our speaker this month. Using an ancestor as a case study, he will demonstrate how to break through Southern brick walls.

Join us Saturday, April 21st, at the Southeast Branch Library, located at 6670 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32086. Check-in begins at 12:45pm and the meeting starts at 1:00pm.

Society meetings are free and open to the public.

March – What’s Your Digital Disaster Plan?

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Hurricanes aren’t the only disasters family historians face. In addition to weather, there’s also fire, mildew and numerous other environmental issues to manage. Today, much of our research is stored on our computers. This opens a whole new arena for disasters.

Join us Saturday, March 17, 2018, for our March member meeting at the Southeast Branch Library. Research chair, Denise Olson, is our speaker. She demonstrates how important a digital disaster plan is to protect your family archives and your research. Learn about tools, platforms and services that can protect your digital treasures.

The Southeast Branch Library is located at 6670 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32086. Check-in begins at 12:45pm and the meeting starts at 1:00pm.

Society meetings are free and open to the public.