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Meetings 2018-2019

 The SBGS holds 2 types of meetings:

General Meeting & Luncheon


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  Dotty Love at 634-2749 or send check for $15.00 each, including names of attendees and food choice to SBGS, PO Box 5202, Sun City Center, FL 33571                               

December 18Karen Fortin - "Walking in Their Footsteps: Locating Places Where Our Ancestors Lived and Worked" 

January 15 –  Drew Smith

DNA part 2 "Finding Cousins and Ancestors Using Ancestry DNA"

February 19 Joanne Daerr Ryder (double program)

 "Beyond Vital Records" (10:30am)     Vital records…birth, marriage and death records!  Often we focus too narrowly and miss many other available records.  Learn a host of other sources that can provide vital information in discovering our ancestors’ lives.

"Problem Solving in German Research" (1:00pm)  “I can’t find him anywhere!  There are no records!”  Learn some tips of where and how to look to begin to crumble the “brick wall” of your German ancestor.   

March – 19 - Peg Kapustiak

"Pandemics, Epidemics, and Diseases Throughout the Years" - Look at impacts on your family.   

April 16 – Drew Smith – DNA part 3

"Introduction to Using GEDmatch"

GEDmatch is a website where you can upload your raw DNA data from places you have tested, so that you can compare it to the DNA tests for people who tested with a different company than you did.

May 21 – Peggy Jude – Topic TBD







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

Q&A has a new name Genealogy Tech Forum.

We meet on the First Monday of the month. Location is still 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