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.


April 1, 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


April 6, 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


April 20 2017, Thursday • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Special Program offered by Martin Co Library System

Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City, FL

The program is "Genealogy as A Hobby". An Introduction to Genealogy, How to Get Started and Have Fun With It!

Researching your family history can be fun! This encore of last year's very popular discussion
about the second most popular hobby in America is for those who want to start, or
are just getting into the hobby and want to find out more about it.

Free event; registration not required.

Cummings Library # 772-288-2551, or Info on Library Events # 772-221-1403.


April 21, 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

The program speaker is author Rick Crary about his book "A Treasure We Call Home".
Rick is a life-long resident and descendant of Martin County. From Amazon.com's book's write-up:
"Rick has spent years of digging through rare books and buried records searching for Florida's forgotten past.
And now, he takes us on a treasure hunt through time to uncover
enduring significance in the vanishing history; of Florida and her hidden Treasure Coast."

Rick Crary is true native son! He graduated from Martin County High School in 1972,
earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and
his law degree from the University of Florida. Rick has been practicing law in Stuart
for over 36 years at the same firm where his grandfather began in 1927.
Since 2012, Rick has been contributing articles to Indian River Magazine dealing with “living history”.
Many of his articles have been incorporated into his book, A Treasure We Call Home.

Rick will share stories of local history that have been overlooked on the Treasure Coast
for the past 500 years. For instance did you know that President Grover Cleveland discovered
Stuart by mistake, or that “pineapple king” Charles Tobin McCarty was murdered?
Were you aware that Hobe Sound almost became a second Hollywood, known as “Picture City”?

Rick’s own family tree has played a major part in Florida history, too, including ancestors
who participated in the Second Seminole War in 1842. And, his grandparents Evans and Talley Crary
made Stuart their home in the 1920’s.

A Treasure We Call Home may be purchased at the Stuart Heritage Museum in downtown Stuart,
as well as Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Jensen Beach - Rick would be happy to sign copies
at the meeting. It may also be borrowed from the Martin County Libraries.

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 4, 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


May 6, 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


May 19, 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

The program is "Rarely Used Records of Skilled Workers", and
"How to Prepare for a Day of Genealogical Research at the Library" by Pamela J. Cooper.

She is a librarian, teacher, speaker, and published author on genealogy.
Recently retired, Pam was the supervisor of the Archive Center and Genealogy Department
for the Indian River County Main Library in Vero Beach, where she helped to build
the collection from 250 to over 30,000 titles!

Pam has spoken on many aspects of genealogical research,
but one of the most overlooked avenues of study is records of skilled workers.
She will explain how to find and use these records to discover more about our ancestors,
as well as give examples of the kinds of occupations in which they were involved.

In addition to answering our questions, Pam will give us an outline on to how to prepare
for a day of research at the library – particularly the Indian River County Main Library
at Vero Beach, which houses a vast collection of Florida and family history.

Bring your notebooks and your questions as you will not want to miss this talk by
outstanding and experienced researcher and genealogist, Pamela Cooper!

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


Summer Break: June, July and August.


Aug. 30, 2017, Wednesday, thru Sept. 2, 2017, Saturday • 8am thru 6pm daily

The 2017 Conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies

Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Whether you've recently become interested in beginning your genealogy adventure or
have been at it for decades, the Federation of Genealogical Societies invite you to
attend our annual conference held this year in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Register online at http://fgs.org.
Also go to www.fgsconference.org for complete information and scheduled programs.

Two conference hotels, conveniently located near the convention center, are offering reduced rates to
conference attendees. Conference rates are available Wednesday, August 23 through Friday, September 8, 2017.
The hotels are: Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Ave. and Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place.
For additional info on hotels, room availability and online booking, visit http://fgs.org and click on 2017 Conference Hotels.
These two hotels will fill up fast, so don't delay your reservation.


September 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


September 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


September 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

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.


October 5, 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


October 7, 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


October 20, 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

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.


November 2, 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


November 4, 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


November 17, 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

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 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.