Questions About Events? – To ask questions about events, call Walt Bruetsch at 772-220-1638, or email him: waltbruetsch@usa.net or email the society via: mcgsfl@gmail.com.


Genealogical Events in Florida – The Florida State Gen. Soc. has a
Calendar of Events in the entire state.


Talks:
Organizing Before It's Too Late.


Elizabeth "Liz" Coursen gave her program: "Yes, You! An Entertaining Autobiography in Three Easy Steps" on March 18, 2011 to about 130 persons. Her website is at www.FirstPersonPublications.com. Contact info is on the site.


Suzanne Woodie gave her program: "Why You Should Preserve Your Photo Memories" on June 17, 2011 to about 30 persons. Her website is at http://HeritageBooks.WordPress.com. Contact info is on the website.


Janel Hendrix gave her program: "Oral History" on January 20, 2012. Tips for conducting a oral history interview are in the "SOHP Practical Guide", which is available, under RESOURCES, at the Southern Oral History Project website: http://www.sohp.org


Linda Epstein gave her informative and enthusiastic program: "Researching Jewish Genealogy" on June 15, 2012 to about 30 persons. Her E-mail address is: JewishSIG@yahoo.com . Check MCGS' SIG for information on a Jewish Genealogy Special Interest Group (SIG).


Dick Eastman's seminar on March 15, 2014 was a success! Read his genealogical insights on his daily blog at http://blog.eogn.com.


Events

ALL of the Following Events are open to the PUBLIC

The public is cordially invited to attend MCGS' events. The events are FREE, except for special seminars.


December 2, 2017, Saturday • 10am-noon

First Saturday of the Month Assistance - MCGS/DAR
and regular assistance from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM the other Saturdays of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Members from MCGS and the Daughters of the American Revolution-Halpatiokee
Chapter will be available to assist the public doing research about their ancestors:
those from any time era and those who were American Revolutionary War patriots.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


December 7, 2017, Thursday • 5:45 pm-7:45 pm

First Thursday of the Month Evening Assistance
and Every Thursday of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

A members from MCGS will be available to assist persons doing genealogical research. There is no charge.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


December 15, 2017, Friday • 1-3pm

MCGS Monthly Meeting, 3rd Friday of the Month

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with MCGS's Holiday Social,
featuring our cookies and other treats, and the Holiday Raffle.
Please bring a raffle gift, ~$5-10, cookies and join in the fun.
This is a fund raising activity for the Society!
Guests are most welcome to attend MCGS' meetings, which are free, and
light refreshments will be available between the business meeting and the program.


January 4, 2018, Thursday • 5:45 pm-7:45 pm

First Thursday of the Month Evening Assistance
and Every Thursday of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

A members from MCGS will be available to assist persons doing genealogical research. There is no charge.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


January 8, 2018, Saturday • 10am-noon

First Saturday of the Month Assistance - MCGS/DAR
and regular assistance from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM the other Saturdays of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Members from MCGS and the Daughters of the American Revolution-Halpatiokee
Chapter will be available to assist the public doing research about their ancestors:
those from any time era and those who were American Revolutionary War patriots.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


January 19, 2018, Friday • 1-3pm

MCGS Monthly Meeting, 3rd Friday of the Month

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

The program speaker is Debbie Duay and the subject is titled:
"Kings, Queens, Pilgrims and Tavern Keepers: Who is in Your Family Tree".
Have you ever wondered if you descend from royalty?
Perhaps you are a direct descendant of King John and the Magna Charta Barons.
Could you be one of the few that can trace their lineage back to Charlemagne?
Maybe there is a Mayflower Passenger hidden somewhere in your tree.

If are you curious about some of the other lineage societies such as
The Baronial Order of Magna Charta, Order of the Crown of Charlemagne,
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Order of the Founders and
Patriots of America, and Flagon and Trencher (Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers),
then you will not want to miss this presentation. Debbie Duay will discuss how to find
an eligible ancestor and what each society requires in terms of documentation and lineage.

A short bio about Debbie can be found at webpage:
http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/debbieduay.htm

Guests are most welcome to attend MCGS' meetings, which are free, and
light refreshments will be available between the business meeting and the program.


January 27, 2018, Saturday • 10 am - 3 pm

MCGS Special Seminar

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

The guest speaker is Diahan Southard of YourDNAGuide.com website.
The morning program has two lectures about using DNA in genealogical research, and
the afternoon, from 1 PM to 3 PM, is given to 20 minutes, One-to-One sessions with the Diahan.

The lectures are: "Genetic Genealogy: A Get to Know You Guide" at 10 AM and
"Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA Testing" at 11 AM, with a coffee break in-between.

The "Genetic Gen." lecture covers the three kinds of DNA tests, five testing companies, and
many different outcomes. Learn the basics and leave with confidence in this new area of research.

The "Five Tips" lecture is about "Now What?" after having had your autosomal DNA tested.
Come learn in 45 minutes what would take hours to read about online, and
leave armed with enough information to start making your DNA work for you.

Registration begins at 9:30 AM and the program begins at 10:00 AM.
The cost for the morning program is $20. and a One-to-One 20 minute session is $25.

Attendees do not have to be members of the Martin Co. Gen. Soc. or any other Society.
MCGS is paying a rental fee to the Library System for the use of the facilities,
and is providing this program as a help to the genealogical researching community.


February 1, 2018, Thursday • 5:45 pm-7:45 pm

First Thursday of the Month Evening Assistance
and Every Thursday of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

A members from MCGS will be available to assist persons doing genealogical research. There is no charge.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


February 3, 2018, Saturday • 10am-noon

First Saturday of the Month Assistance - MCGS/DAR
and regular assistance from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM the other Saturdays of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Members from MCGS and the Daughters of the American Revolution-Halpatiokee
Chapter will be available to assist the public doing research about their ancestors:
those from any time era and those who were American Revolutionary War patriots.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


February 16, 2018, Friday • 1-3pm

MCGS Monthly Meeting, 3rd Friday of the Month

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

The program speaker is TBD.

Guests are most welcome to attend MCGS' meetings, which are free, and
light refreshments will be available between the business meeting and the program.


March 1, 2018, Thursday • 5:45 pm-7:45 pm

First Thursday of the Month Evening Assistance
and Every Thursday of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

A members from MCGS will be available to assist persons doing genealogical research. There is no charge.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


March 3, 2018, Saturday • 10am-noon

First Saturday of the Month Assistance - MCGS/DAR
and regular assistance from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM the other Saturdays of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Members from MCGS and the Daughters of the American Revolution-Halpatiokee
Chapter will be available to assist the public doing research about their ancestors:
those from any time era and those who were American Revolutionary War patriots.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


March 16, 2018, Friday • 1-3pm

MCGS Monthly Meeting, 3rd Friday of the Month

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

The program speaker is TBD.
Guests are most welcome to attend MCGS' meetings, which are free, and
light refreshments will be available between the business meeting and the program.


March 24, 2018, Saturday • 9am-4pm

FL Chapter, Ohio Gen Soc 2018 Annual Conference

Conference Hotel: The Waterfront Inn, The Villages, FL 32162

Speakers are The Genealogy Guys, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith
See full details on website: http://ogsfl.org
Hotel reservations must be made by February 22, 2018
Conference reservations must be mailed and received before 17 March 2018.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

EASTER SUNDAY


April 5, 2018, Thursday • 5:45 pm-7:45 pm

First Thursday of the Month Evening Assistance
and Every Thursday of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

A members from MCGS will be available to assist persons doing genealogical research. There is no charge.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


April 7, 2018, Saturday • 10am-noon

First Saturday of the Month Assistance - MCGS/DAR
and regular assistance from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM the other Saturdays of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Members from MCGS and the Daughters of the American Revolution-Halpatiokee
Chapter will be available to assist the public doing research about their ancestors:
those from any time era and those who were American Revolutionary War patriots.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


April 20, 2018, Friday • 1-3pm

MCGS Monthly Meeting, 3rd Friday of the Month

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

The program speaker is TBD.

Guests are most welcome to attend MCGS' meetings, which are free, and
light refreshments will be available between the business meeting and the program.


May 3, 2018, Thursday • 5:45 pm-7:45 pm

First Thursday of the Month Evening Assistance
and Every Thursday of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

A members from MCGS will be available to assist persons doing genealogical research. There is no charge.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


May 5, 2018, Saturday • 10am-noon

First Saturday of the Month Assistance - MCGS/DAR
and regular assistance from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM the other Saturdays of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Members from MCGS and the Daughters of the American Revolution-Halpatiokee
Chapter will be available to assist the public doing research about their ancestors:
those from any time era and those who were American Revolutionary War patriots.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


May 18, 2018, Friday • 1-3pm

MCGS Monthly Meeting, 3rd Friday of the Month

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

The program speaker is TBD.

Guests are most welcome to attend MCGS' meetings, which are free, and
light refreshments will be available between the business meeting and the program.


June 2, 2018, Saturday • 10am-noon

First Saturday of the Month Assistance - MCGS/DAR
and regular assistance from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM the other Saturdays of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Members from MCGS and the Daughters of the American Revolution-Halpatiokee
Chapter will be available to assist the public doing research about their ancestors:
those from any time era and those who were American Revolutionary War patriots.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


June 7, 2018, Thursday • 5:45 pm-7:45 pm

First Thursday of the Month Evening Assistance
and Every Thursday of the Month

Blake Library Genealogy Room, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

A members from MCGS will be available to assist persons doing genealogical research. There is no charge.
Please contact MCGS if you intend to be there, so MCGS can ensure a member will be present


Summer Break: June, July and August.


November 16, 2018, Friday • 1-3pm

MCGS Monthly Meeting, 3rd Friday of the Month

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

The program speaker is TBD.

This meeting is the Official Annual Meeting with election of incoming Board of Directors.

Guests are most welcome to attend MCGS' meetings, which are free, and
light refreshments will be available between the business meeting and the program.


December 21, 2018, Friday • 1-3pm

MCGS Monthly Meeting, 3rd Friday of the Month

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with MCGS's Holiday Social,
featuring our cookies and other treats, and the Holiday Raffle.
Please bring a raffle gift, ~$5-10, cookies and join in the fun.
This is a fund raising activity for the Society!
Guests are most welcome to attend MCGS' meetings, which are free, and
light refreshments will be available between the business meeting and the program.



December 21, 2018, Friday • 1-3pm

MCGS Monthly Meeting, 3rd Friday of the Month

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with MCGS's Holiday Social,
featuring our cookies and other treats, and the Holiday Raffle.
Please bring a raffle gift, ~$5-10, cookies and join in the fun.
This is a fund raising activity for the Society!
Guests are most welcome to attend MCGS' meetings, which are free, and
light refreshments will be available between the business meeting and the program.