The SBGS holds 2 types
Meeting & Luncheon
- third Tuesdays as shown below September through May.
(Special Interest Groups)
times monthly as shown below.
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:
Methodist Church (UMC),
1210 W Del Webb Blvd,
Our meeting location will
be in the Life
Enrichment Center (LEC) auditorium, behind the church.
Click here for map
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
April 20 – Karen Fortin
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
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.
21 – Carol Rooksby Weidlich
Wiki, Wiki, What? Using Wikis for
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.
19 – Rue Lynn Galbraith
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.
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.
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