The Genealogical Society of Sarasota is celebrating its 35th anniversary
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 email@example.com.
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
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
We look forward to seeing all members who are in town on the 8th of
This Luncheon will be at the Selby Public Library,
1331 First Street, Geldbart Auditorium, 1st
(main) floor, downtown Sarasota, 34236.
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.