GSS members are dedicated to promoting interest in genealogy, educating
preserving genealogical records, and supporting local
You are invited to join us at our meetings to learn more about our
society and get involved.
Meetings are on the 2nd Saturday morning of the each month, October through May.
Social time begins at 10:00 AM. The Meeting follows at 10:30 AM and concludes by 12:00 noon.
Library doors open at 10:00 AM.
GSS General Meetings are held at the Selby Public Library,
1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, 1st
(main) floor, downtown Sarasota, 34236.
President Nancy Johnson
1st Vice President Tom Sparrow
2nd Vice President Susan Well
Program Director Kate Prugh
Treasurer Shelley DeToni
Secretary Carol Campbell
Membership Chair Joe Graham
Newsletter Editor Regina Negrycz
GSS Special Find A Grave Event or "Come and Walk a Cemetery with us!" - 2015
A wonderful experience and nice day was had by 16 of our GSS Members and 1 Volunteer at our
"FindAGrave" or "Walk a Cemetery" Day" on Feb 21!
We took pictures and notes of headstones and memorials. These were uploaded to
findagrave.com. Within hours of uploading data, our members were already receiving acknowledgements from friends or relatives of the deceased. This event was a very rewarding experience. Many of us would like to do it again!
We would like to extend special appreciations to Theresa, manager of Sarasota Memorial Park, for her assistance and to the owners of Casa Italia for their gracious hospitality and delicious lunch!
I would like to extend a special thank you for the invaluable assistance with this event to Kate Prugh, Tom Sparrow, Regina Negryz, Steve Fields, and Nancy Johnson. What a great team! Marilyn Wethington
Sarasota County Cemetery Records Online!!!! Updated in 2014!
Cemeteries of Sarasota County Florida - A Record of Births, Deaths,
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.