Pastfinders provides free help sessions to aid
you in your search. Click Here to see the schedule.
Sessions are held in the Genealogy Room at the Library. No appointment necessary.
Pastfinders is now on Facebook. Thanks to member Anjanette Mercer, Pastfinders now has a presence on Facebook. One account that is open to all can be used to publicize our events. It can be seen here https://www.facebook.com/pastfindersofSL A members only group page is available here: https://facebook.com/groups/pastfinderssouthlake
Deaths in Clermont Area
Books by Pastfinder Authors Updated October 26, 2004
President, Esther Long; Vice president, Sandi O'Brien; Secretary, Rose D'Angelo; Treasurer, Marlyse Lee;
Corresponding Secretary, Jody Close
|Meetings and Membership||Articles
by Pastfinder Members
A journal of the life of Kneeland Munson, 1809 to 1897 written by his daughter, Delia and transcribed and indexed by Pastfinder member Sandra Oliver can be read here.
||Computer Users' Group|
Regular Meetings are
held on the second Thursday of the month except for the months of
June, July and August. We meet in the main conference room, Room 108
at the Cooper Memorial Library except in December when we meet at a
restaurant. Subjects generally deal with history, genealogy, members
experiences or other appropriate subject.
Last Regular Meeting
Steve Metro, author of “Wimd Drifters” and History Teacher at Ocoee Middle School gave us insight into how he became a writer of period fiction. He based his main character on a composit of his father, grandfather and father-in-law. Since it was a period piece, he stressed the need to do a lot of research and make it authentic to the period just after the Civil War. He displayed his collection ofarmament that would have been usd at that time..
Next Regular Meeting
Pastfinders general meeting will be Thursday, February 11th in Room 202 which is on the 2nd floor of Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont, FL. Our guest speaker is Michael W. Corradino, editor of the South Lake Tablet, who is an enthusiastic speaker. He will be telling us about "My Italian Heritage" in his usual humorous style. The public is invited to join us for this presentation which begins at 5:00 pm. We will have a short business meeting following his presentation and you are welcome to remain for that if you wish. Call 352-989-4469 for more information.
The Computer Users' Group meets at 1 PM on the third Wednesday of the month in Room 221 at the Cooper Memorial Library. Our goal is to present information on using and maintaining computers, sites where genealogical information may be found and how to make the most of the marriage of computers and genealogical research.
We started with navigation to a few
features of Win 10; the Action Center and moving from app to
app.We then covered Windows Essentials which
includes Photo Gallery and Movie Maker , One Drive, Messenger,
Mail and Writer.. Select only what you want to install. We
toured some family videos and saw how they can be edited and
went through several other aspects of Essentials.
Our member, Sandra Oliver has researched those
interred in the Minneola Cemetery checking multiple records to
learn all she can about them. See the results of her work,
updated on June 8, 2015
Pastfinders and the Library have purchased
many new books and there have been donations by members, Click
here to see the list of new
These are the Pastfinder Newsletters that have been published under the editorship of Jody Close. Copies of older newsletters are available in the Special Collections Room at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont, FL.
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Last updated Feb 10 2016