Florida State Genealogical Society
Florida State Genealogical Society
Upcoming Webinars
Unless otherwise stated, webinars are schedule for 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST

You must log into the FSGS website as an FSGS MEMBER in order to download the handouts.
On the left menu, click on Members Login and look for Archived Webinars at the bottom of the drop-down list.  The current handout and webinar information will be at the top of the page. Links to videos of past webinars are also available on the Archived Webinars page.

18 Aug 2022 – Annette Burke Lyttle
Finding and Using Digitized Manuscript Collections for Genealogical Research
  • Webinar Abstract: Manuscript collections can contain genealogical gems. Letters, diaries, photographs, histories, and many more information-packed wonders reside in repositories around the world. Many repositories are digitizing parts of their collections and making them available online, so we don’t have to visit the repository to access the information we’re looking for, but finding these collections can still be a challenge. Learn how to search for online collections, use finding aids to determine their usefulness for our research, and locate amazing records.
  • Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She is coordinator of the Fall Virtual Intermediate Foundations course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Her articles have been published in NGS Magazine, FGS Forum, and the APG Quarterly, among others. Annette is president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and editor of The Florida Genealogist.
  • Websitehttp://heritagedetective.com
  • Registrationhttps://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3469023381870668556

15 Sep 2022 – Cari Taplin, CG
From Deeds to Dirt: Analyzing Research with Maps
  • Webinar Abstract: Our ancestors existed in a time and a place. Maps are one way to give the names and dates in our genealogical research  more life, context, and excitement. Where did they live? What would they have seen? How did they get around? Cari Taplin will examine various ways researchers can use maps to trace their ancestors and their research. Some of the topics she will cover are:
    • A look at different types of maps
    • Tech tricks for using maps such as Google Maps' "My Places"
    • Using maps to determine possible migration routes
    • Using collected research to recreate neighborhoods
    • Using maps as an alternative (or additional) research log
    • Online map collections
    • Mini-case studies to illustrate using maps for analysis
  • Presenter: Cari A. Taplin is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least that’s what her family told her. As a result, finding her true heritage has been her focus since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio but now lives in Longmont, Colorado. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national societies. As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking services. she also lends help and shares her expertise as an administrator on the highly popular Facebook Group "The Genealogy Squad." Cari currently works for Ancestry ProGenealogists. Cari's personal research focuses on midwestern and Great Lakes states. When she’s not working on her genealogy, she is a wife, and a mother of two young adults.
  • Websitewww.genealogypants.com
  • Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/GenealogyPants 
  • Twitter: @cataplin
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7956549247188099853

20 Oct 2022 – Katherine Schober
Google Translate and Genealogy: What You Should Be Using Instead
  • Webinar Abstract: Google Translate is not always the most reliable tool to translate your genealogy documents. Discover the other options available and how to use them.
  • Presenter: Katherine Schober is a German-English genealogy speaker, author, and translator, specializing in the old German handwriting. She is the author of “The Magic of German Church Records” and “Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting”, as well as the creator of the online courses “Reading the Old German Handwriting" and "German for Genealogists." Katherine lives in Bend, Oregon with her Austrian husband.
  • Website: https://germanologyunlocked.com/
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9218584086712225036

15 Dec 2022 – Mark Stephen Middleton
Surviving the Digital Dark Ages-Backups and Archiving
  • Webinar Abstract: Are you overwhelmed with stacks of paper? Learn how to backup and archive your family research for future generations to enjoy.
Presenter: Mark Middleton is an experienced technologist that has been working in the computer technology field since the 1990s. Mark takes technology (past, present and future) and brings it to a level that can be understood and used by all genealogists. He has a Masters in Information Systems and has been employed in IT industry over 25 years. He is a retired US Army Major. He has provided technology-based lectures to National, regional and local Genealogy organizations 

The Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) provides a free Society Webinar Service for its member societies. For more information on how your local society can use this service, please go to FSGS Society Webinar Services .

Currently we do NOT have permission for most of the recorded webinars to be used in a local society meeting.  If permission is obtained, the webinar will be identified as available.

FSGS Webinars are held on the third Thursdays of each month at 8:00 pm.
Certified Genealogist, CG, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer, CGL, are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its program of genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by the Board’s Associates.
Accredited Genealogist, AG, is a certification mark of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogist. Individuals licensed to use the mark have met ICAPGen’s competency

CGSM and CGLSM are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and are used under license by board‑certified associates meeting competency standards.