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A Summary of Regular Meetings for the last several years

Pastfinders invites a speaker to its monthly meetings. The subject varies but generally covers history or genealogy. Program details of previous meetings may be found by clicking on the date in the table below. Members are encouraged to prepare and present a program on a subject of their choice.

15 Jan 2014 This is the summary for the 15 Jan 2014 Pastfinders Meeting. 19 Feb 2014 This is the summary for the 19 Feb 2014 Pastfinders Meeting. 19 Mar 2014 This is the summary for the 19 Mar 2014 Pastfinders Meeting.
16 Apr 2014 This is the summary for the 16 Apr 2014 Pastfinders Meeting. 21 May 2014 This is the summary for the 21 May 2014 Pastfinders Meeting. Jun Jul Aug Pastfinders Genealogy Society does not schedule meetings during the summer months.
17 Sep 2014 This is the summary for the 17 Sep 2014 Pastfinders Meeting. 15 Oct 2014 This is the summary for the 15 Oct 2014 Pastfinders Meeting. 19 Nov 2014 This is the summary for the 19 Nov 2014 Pastfinders Meeting.
21 Jan 2015 This is the summary for the 21 Jan 2015 Pastfinders Meeting. 18 Feb 2015 This is the summary for the 18 Feb 2015 Pastfinders Meeting. 18 Mar 2015 This is the summary for the 18 Mar 2015 Pastfinders Meeting.
15 Apr 2015 This is the summary for the 16 Apr 2015 Pastfinders Meeting. 20 May 2015 This is the summary for the 20 May 2015 Pastfinders Meeting. Jun Jul Aug Pastfinders Genealogy Society does not schedule meetings during the summer months.
16 Sep 2015 This is the summary for the 16 Sep 2015 Pastfinders Meeting. 21 Oct 2015 This is the summary for the 21 Oct 2015 Pastfinders Meeting. 18 Nov 2015

Program was: DNA for Genealogy, what it will do for you, what it won't do for you.

20 Jan 2016

Sam Metro discussed his novel "Wind Drifters". It is a fictional tale of William Paprich, a veteran of the Civil War who heads west to help his sister and to visit the man he owes his life to, Yanni Two Feathers. Mr. Metro also shared various artifacts from that time period from his personal collection.

17 Feb 2016

Our guest speaker was Michael W. Corradino, editor of the South Lake Tablet, who was an enthusiastic speaker. He told us about "My Italian Heritage" in his usual humorous style.

16 Mar 2016

Mary L. Jackson Fears shared her vast knowledge of the history of the black experience in the United States. Sometimes sad and sometimes inspirational she tells the stories that are the fabric of how African Americans, both slave and free, have contributed to the growth and development of our country. She dresses in period dress and uses her collection of old items to illustrate her stories.

Mrs. Fears is a retired school media specialist, graduate of Bethune-Cookman University and Florida State University, is a professional storyteller, Civil War re-enactor, genealogist, and author of four books

20 Apr 2016

Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society monthly meeting presents: General Ulysses S. Grant and Lt. General Nelson Appleton Miles as portrayed by Bret Gordon and Adrian Geary.

Both generals were highly regarded by President Lincoln and were pivotal in uniting our nation both during and after the Civil War.

If you are a Civil War buff you don't want to miss this event.

18 May 2016

Dr. Kathryn Austin director of Center for Dance and the Performing Arts educated us with the history of Scottish Highland Dancing. 4 of her students demonstrated Highland Dancing with traditional dress.

The young men of Boy Scout troops 268, 551, and 784 presented their knowledge of how to research their family history as they worked to earn thier Genealogy Merit Badge. Each Scout explained the 9 requirements they needed to perform for their personal genealogical research.

Jun Jul Aug

Pastfinders Genealogy Society does not schedule meetings during the summer months.

21 Sep 2016

Our guest speaker, Kathryn Knight, introduced us to the little known history of what is called "The Black Mayflower". She told us about her search and discovery of unknown facts about the children taken from their homes in the Kingdom of Ndongo in Africa and put on a boat to Mexico. The ship was captured by privateers and redirected to a small English settlement in Virginia near Jamestown. Mrs. Knight's interest in this subject came about due to research on her husband's genealogy.

19 Oct 2016 This is the summary for the 19 Oct 2016 Pastfinders Meeting. 16 Nov 2016 This is the summary for the 16 Nov 2016 Pastfinders Meeting.
 
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