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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.

Special Notice
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 A members only group page is available here:

Deaths in Clermont Area
1999 to 2013
Note: Some deaths in 2008 and 2009 are missing but may be found in the Obituary File at Cooper Memorial Library.

Books by Pastfinder Authors Updated October 26, 2004

Books in Special Collections



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.

Regular Meetings
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 Meeting
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Our last meeting featured lecturer, reporter author and UCF professor of history Jim Clark presenting a program called
20 Things You Don't Know About Florida.
The list of subjects he covered is too numerous to list here but a few examples are the early settlement of
East Florida and West Florida, Florida's absence from the Revolutionary War, Disney, a couple of Presidents and much, much more.

Family History Month Open House

Our annual Open House created by Pastfinder Members to provide and demonstrate resources to aid in the research into family history was held at the Cooper Memorial Library on October 10 from 9 AM until 1 PM. The subjects of various tables are shown below. Click on the name to see the handout provided.
Youth Programs   Adoption Resarch,   Jewish Heritage
Membership   Who Are Pastfinders   Vital Records
Beginning Genealogy   Immigration  
Computers and Genalogy


The Genealogy Computer Users Group will meet on Wednesday, November 18 in room 221, second floor of the library.  Topic is Windows 10, part 3.

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  here.

New Books

Pastfinders and the Library have purchased many new books and there have been donations by members, Click here to see the list of new books.



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  Oct 9, 2015