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Thursday, November 16
Monthly Membership Meeting
am to 12:00 pm
Lake Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall,
8260 Cypress Lake Dr,
Fort Myers, FL
“From Baltimore to San Juan
to Seville to . . . “
Reconstructing and Understanding
the Millennium-long History of a Multi-Cultural Family by Dr. Paul R. Rivera
A career historian and genealogy newcomer, the presenter has
pursued the history of his unique Puerto Rican-Irish family for the
past decade. In previous programs for the Society, he has used
the research of historians and the records of genealogy to trace
his mother’s Irish family to County Monaghan in 1860 and father’s
Puerto Rican family to the rural interior of that island in 1800.
This presentation will recount the latest chapter in the search for
genealogical records and historical insights to reconstruct and
interpret the historical experiences of his family. The research
spans the past millennium in three nations and three historical
eras – Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonial period, Spain and
Portugal in the Renaissance and earlier in the Middle Ages. The
program will conclude with a discussion of insights gained and
lessons learned from the project that should prove useful to
genealogists in search of their family history.
only one Fort Myers and 90 million people are going to find it out."
These lines, spoken on March 25, 1914, were uttered by one of Fort
Myers' most well-known residents, Thomas Alva Edison.
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