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Welcome to the Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc.

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Click here for a GSS Luncheon Reservation Form to print and mail in.

The Genealogical Society of Sarasota is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

In place of our regularly scheduled monthly meeting in November, our Board of Directors will celebrate this milestone with our membership and key staff from The Selby and Venice Libraries at a luncheon on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at The Selby Library auditorium at 11:30 a.m.. This is a members-only event because we are using some of the Society funds to help to subsidize the event. We encourage everyone to pay their dues so that they can join the party! GSS Membership Application

Jean Wallace will serve as the Emcee at the event. If you have a funny genealogy research experience and are willing to share it in a couple of minutes at the celebration, please contact her at walljb@comcast.net.

Lunch will be catered for the event. There will be door prizes, remembrances from times past, recognition of some long-term volunteers, and a great chance to get to know other members who share your passion. You may use the link above to download a Reservation Form to print and send it with your check. We have received several wonderful door prizes: a subscription to genealogybank.com ($69.95 value), 2 Mocavo Gold subscriptions ($80 value/sub), a Roots Magic 6 software program ($30 value), 2 subscriptions to MyHeritage, etc.

We ask that you cover the cost of your lunch ($15/member); the Society will cover other expenses. All reservations and checks must be received by Monday, October 20th, please. This is a reservations-only event due to our use of a caterer. We cannot accept walk-ins on the day of the event.

If you have a genealogy book that you would like to donate to The Selby Library or Venice library collections, please bring it/them to the celebration.

We look forward to seeing all members who are in town on the 8th of November!

This Luncheon will be at the Selby Public Library,
1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, 1st (main) floor, downtown Sarasota, 34236.

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GSS members are dedicated to promoting interest in genealogy, educating our members,
preserving genealogical records, and supporting local resources.

You are invited to join us at our meetings to learn more about our society and get involved.

GSS General Meetings are held at the Selby Public Library,
1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, 1st (main) floor, downtown Sarasota, 34236.

For dates and more details check the Calendar of Events Page.

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GSS has a new section on our website - Membersí Webpages! - 2014

For more details check the What's New Page

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The Republic of Ireland Special Interest Group will start up again this 2014/2015 season!

A new DNA Special Interest Group will start meeting this 2014/2015 season!

For dates and more details check the Calendar of Events Page.

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The Listing of the Books in the Genealogy Section of Selby Library has been updated as of February 13, 2014.

Thank you to GSS Member, John Noyes, for compiling this information and keeping it updated for us!

Click here for more information...

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GSS has purchased library access to the online New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS, databases.

You can access these records now at Selby Library!        January 2014

New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS, description of their American Ancestors databases.

Map for Selby Library      Selby Library Parking Information

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Sarasota County Cemetery Records Online!!!!              Updated in 2014!

Cemeteries of Sarasota County Florida - A Record of Births, Deaths, and Burials

In 1992, members of the Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc completed a survey of all of the Sarasota County cemeteries, and compiled a listing that was published in a book titled Cemeteries of Sarasota County Florida - A Record of Births, Deaths and Burials. This book has been out of print for several years. In 2007, several members of GSS prepared the data to add it to our GSS website. GSS is pleased to be able to share the data with you here via the internet.

This Book contains cemetery records from Sarasota County, Florida. The data is organized into files based on the Cemetery Name and Alphabetically by Surname. Adobe Reader is used to view and search the contents. Click here or click on the "Cemetery Files" button to the left to view the Cemetery Book Page.

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Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc.
P.O. Box 1917
Sarasota, FL   34230-1917

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