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Meetings 2022-2023

 The SBGS holds 2 types of meetings:

General Meeting & Luncheon

 Our luncheons are are back starting in September!

The meeting location is:

 United Methodist Church (UMC), 1971 Haverford Ave, Sun City Center. Our meeting location will be in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC) auditorium, behind the church.     Click here for map and directions

10:30 am - Regional Round Table 
12:00 pm - Lunch                                             1:00 pm - Guest Speaker Program

COST: $18.00 includes program & pre-planned lunch. Make check payable to South Bay Genealogical Society. Reservations must be received at least twelve  (12) days before the meeting.  Send a check for $18.00 each, including names of attendees and food choice to SBGS, PO Box 5202, Sun City Center, FL 33571                            

September 20 - Lori Coffey

The Women of 1620

Nineteen women (along with 23 children) boarded the Mayflower in 1620.  This is the heart-wrenching tale of the only women who survived to the first Thanksgiving.  Overshadowed by the men you all know, this true-life drama shines light on the four strong women who endured hardships and tragedy to give birth to a new nation!

October 18 – Carol Rooksby Weidlich

 Who is Emma? 

Join us to hear about Carol Rooksby Weidlich’s  journey to discover the life of her great-grandmother, Emma.  Emma's story takes place in three countries, with three children, and with three certain men in her life. This case study will demonstrate how looking once, twice, three times or more at many, many sources, may eventually knock down a brick wall.

November 15 – Peggy Schelin Jude

What Can I Do With My DNA?  13 Things You Can Do With Your DNA

So you took a test, and your know your ethnicity.  You are related to who you expected.  Now what?  Explore all the things you can do with your DNA from the basics to more advanced options. 

December 20 – Lori Samuelson  

School Daze - Important Family Information Resides in Educational Records 

Does the thought of researching your ancestor's school enrollment leave you dazed? School records are a valuable source of family information that is often overlooked. A brief history of education in the U.S., the type of information that is found in school records, and where to obtain those documents will be discussed. Several cases will be presented showing the importance of taking the time to acquire details about your ancestor’s school days.








SBGS now has a Facebook page. Check it out at:

SBGS Facebook Page



   United Methodist Church and the Life Enrichment Center

SIGS - Special Interest Groups

Genealogy Tech Forum.

We will continue with virtual meetings for now due to not yet having Library space available.

We meet on the First Monday of the month. Location is South Shore Regional Library off 19th Avenue on Beth Shields Road. Watch the Links for room location and the Topic of the month. We will continue to discuss topics relating to using your computer and mobile devices for your Genealogy research and record keeping. Please bring any ideas you have to share on the topic.


Genealogy Tech Forum - 10:30-12 AM, First Monday October through AprilTopics to be announced in the Newsletter. 


  Past Topic Using Social Media for Genealogy Research Syllabus