Feb 17 "Vertical Files, PERSI and Timelines"
Mar 17 "Newspapers and Immigration Trails"
Apr 21 "The Elusive Female"
May 19 "Avoiding Mistakes"
Jun 16 "Plan and Take a Research Trip on the Road"
Sep 15 "Skeletons in the Closet"
Oct 20 "Indentured Servants; Preserving Materials"
Nov 17 "Hitting a Brick Wall"
Dec 15 "Religion and Churches in America (Colonial to Present)"
PROGRAMS FOR THE GENERAL MEETING (2 P.M.)
17 Feb 2013 Ann Staley
Overlooked Research Sources: A Gold Mine To be Discovered
Ann Staley is an instructor, consultant, trip leader and a lecturer at local, state and national conferences.
Raised in Mobile, AL, Ann has been researching her family since 1980 from Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia to
France, England, and Germany.
She is the Education Chairman and Webmaster for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc.; the Vice-President
of the Genealogical Speakers Guild; a trustee of the Florida State Genealogical Society; on the faculty of The
National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and has been an associate of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists since 2000.
17 Mar 2013 George Morgan
Alternate Records You May Never Have Considered
George G. Morgan is a Renaissance man of genealogy–blogger, podcaster, researcher, educator, author,
and speaker, all rolled into one engaging package. Based in Tampa, Florida, George is a self-proclaimed
“rabid genealogist.” His enthusiasm shines through all he does. Co-host with Drew Smith of the world’s
longest-running genealogy podcast–The Genealogy Guys Podcast, George is passionate about genealogical
research, both in America and “across the pond” in England and Ireland. He is a serial early adapter of
technologies including blogging, podcasting, smartphones, and more. A veteran genealogical society leader
at local, state, and national levels, George loves to strategize about making genealogical societies more
fun and more useful.
21 Apr 2013 Barbara Costello
Historical and Genealogical Treasures in
the Government Documents at the Stetson DuPont-Ball Library.
Barbara is the Government Documents/Research Librarian at Stetson University. Associate Professor and Government Information and Research Librarian
Barbara Costello has more than 25 years of experience in government information and reference librarianship
in both academic and governement agency settings. She administers the Government Documents Collection at the
duPont-Ball Library, which has been a selective federal depository library since 1887, when it became the
first library in Florida to be given that designation by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Costello has
been active and has held office in government documents groups of regional library consortia, as well as at
state and national levels. While at Stetson, she has guided the Documents Department through the transition
from a predominately tangible collection to one that is increasingly electronic-based. Her areas of expertise
are Census data, federal regulations, and Congressional hearings and publications.
Costello also provides research assistance to library users and is responsible for library instruction for
graduate level courses at the DeLand and Celebration campuses.
19 May 2013 Ann Mohn Osisek
“Marching Through The Files” - Importance of Military Records
Osisek taught genealogy classes for the Orange County Adult Education Program for 19 years. She also has
been a computer lab genealogy instructor at the Seminole State College, and a genealogical instructor in
the Elderhostel Program in central Florida. Osisek also teaches a weeklong genealogy class at the John C.
Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C.
She is immediate past president of the Florida State Genealogical Society, and a past president of the
Central Florida Genealogical Society.
Osisek has completed courses at Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in
Birmingham, Ala., and was a 1997 recipient of the FSGS Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of
her contributions to the field of genealogical education. She has been published in the FGS Forum, the
APG Quarterly, as well as numerous other genealogical and historical society journals.
16 Jun 2013 Kim Dolce
All about FOLD3
Kim was born and raised in Burlington, NJ (near Philadelphia), and almost
all of her ancestors are from that area. In October, she will celebrate 32
years with the Volusia County Public Library System. She’s been in her
current position, as the genealogy librarian at City Island, since March,
2011. She also work shifts on the reference desk, as do all the librarians.
Kim’s love of reading – and her love of genealogy come from her mother.
Kim’s mother started working on her family tree when Kim was in high
school, and Kim caught the genealogy bug from her.
Her father’s parents both came to this country with their families from Italy,
via Ellis Island. Most of her mother’s family has been in the southern NJ
area, especially Burlington County, since the 1600s.
She belongs to NSDAR and the National Society for Descendants of Early
Quakers. She’s eligible for a few others if she ever find the time to do the
15 Sep 2013 Pam Cooper
Remember The Ladies
Since 1986, Pam has been the supervisor of the Archive Center (Florida/local history)
& Genealogy Department for the Indian River County Main Library, Vero Beach, Florida and
is a highly regarded speaker at national and local events. She has served as Director of
the Federation of Genealogical Societies in 1995-1998, Director of the Florida Historical
Society 1997-1999, and served as President of the Florida State Genealogical Society
1999-2003 and Co-Chair of the FGS/FSGS 2003 National Conference in Orlando. She is the
recipient of the 2000 NGS Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship and author of the
Florida Chapter in the Red Book: American, State and County Sources, published by Ancestry.
In 2007, she received the Indian River County Laurel Award for Professional Leadership and
is currently working on a book about a Florida architect.
The public is invited to all of our meetings, bring a friend.
Questions: eMail: Roots.Branches.Volusia@gmail.com or callBob Weaver (386) 738-6917 or Jerry Hale (386) 848-9773