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Meetings 2020-2021

 The SBGS holds 2 types of meetings:

General Meeting & Luncheon

 Our luncheons are on hold for now due to COVID.

We will have the same speakers virtually using Zoom. Members see your newsletter for information.

The meeting location is:

 United Methodist Church (UMC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, 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: $15.00 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. Contact Sheila C. O’Halloran: 319-631-4457  or send check for $15.00 each, including names of attendees and food choice to SBGS, PO Box 5202, Sun City Center, FL 33571                               

Virtual Meeting

April 20 – Karen Fortin 

Topic: Skeletons in the Family Closet: Dealing with the Unexpected

We all find scandals, scalawags, and other surprises in the course of our genealogical research. This presentation explores some of the unexpected, and sometimes unsavory, facts that may arise and ethical considerations to keep in mind when deciding how to share them.

Virtual Meeting

May 18 – Lori Coffey

Topic: The Women of 1776
Lori will introduce us to specific women of this period and also delve into other women and enterprise,
medicine, and opportunities of the times.

Virtual Meeting

September 21 – Carol Rooksby Weidlich  

Topic: Wiki, Wiki, What? Using Wikis for Genealogical Research

Sometimes you need a little help in where to find information about how to research, and where that information is located, without leaving your home. Learn what a Wiki is, where to find online Wikis and how to use in your genealogical research.

 October 19 – Rue Lynn Galbraith 

Topic:  Where the Records Are: There’s a Document Waiting for You!  Additional online resources are available to those who are researching their Family Tree - the State Archives.  Rue Lynn will present how to use State Archives and Libraries, the treasures that can be found in these archives, and the resources available at Historical/Genealogical Societies.

 November 16 – Donna Moughty

Saving a Life: Your Family’s Heath History

 For many years, health professionals have known that many common health problems run in families.  The more you know about your family health history, the more you can do to reduce your risk of serious illness.  As genealogists and family historians we routinely collect information about our ancestors and the causes of their deaths but putting the information together in a documented health history can not only assist your physician, but may save your life.   Passing this information to your children or other family members may also provide them with life saving information.







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 start out with Virtual Meetings since the Library is closed.

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