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Our Meetings

All Dates Are Subject To Change. For specific dates and locations of meetings please see our Calendar.

All meetings are open to the public.

General Meetings Daytime Meetings Computer SIG German SIG FTM SIG Board Meetings

General Meetings

General Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. September through May. There are no General Meetings during the summer months of June, July and August.

General meetings usually feature a short business meeting, immediately followed by a speaker covering topics of interest to genealogy and local history researchers. This is followed by a social break. Also on hand at the meetings are our local society's publications including numerous local cemetery books, indexes of library collections and much more. Visitors and guests always welcome. The meetings are open to the public. BE THERE EARLY at 7:00 p.m. for a mini-session, an informal place that precedes the General Meeting to bring your questions, successes or suggestions for others.

Photo of General Meeting Sept. 2013

Our new meeting location is at the LDS Bumby Meeting House located at 4020 S. Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32806 Location Map

Although the Central Florida Genealogical Society currently holds meetings at an LDS church, it is in no way officially affiliated with the organization or mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Daytime Meetings

The Daytime Meeting Series is held at 2:00 pm on the 4th Thursday of odd numbered months (Jan., Mar., May, Jul., Sep., and Nov.) excepot when that falls on Thanksgiving when is will be held on the 3rd Thursday. They feature a speaker covering topics of interest to genealogy and local history researchers and last one hour.

Daytime Meeting

These meetings are normally held at the University Club of Winter Park is located at 841 Park Avenue North, Winter Park, FL 32789 (corner of Webster and Park Ave) but check the Calendar for changes. These meetings start at 2:00 pm and last about one hour. Location Map

Genealogy Computer Interest Group

These meetings will have a 10-30 minute demonstration at the beginning of each meeting on a specific topic relating to computers and/or genealogy. This might be a new software program or website and how to use it. It could either be done live online, a PowerPoint presentation or a video. After the demonstration we will have a general and open discussion regarding genealogy and technology, including software, websites, Internet usage, etc. Bring your laptops and other portable devices as Wi-Fi is available. We go out to eat after the meeting so please plan on joining us for lunch. The public and guests are welcome. We also keep notes on what we discussed in these meetings in case you need to refresh your memory. Computer Genealogy Meeting

THIS GROUP MEETS ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH EXCEPT FOR HOLIDAYS

from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

These meetings switch between different locations depending on availability of meeting space. The February 2017 meeting will be held at the LDS Church at 4020 S. Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. The meetings of this meeting  will be announced on our Events and in the News Flash box on our Home Page.

Please check the Calendar for the date and location of these meetings as these are subject to last minute changes.

If you have a topic you feel would be of general interest to the group and would like to give a demonstration on it please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group

We have a Family Tree Maker group for users of this software at all levels of expertise. This group meets once a month and is an open discussion where all are invited to participate. At the end of the group discussion there is a class for those just starting our with the Family Tree Maker software. Bring your laptops as Wi-Fi is available.

Family Tree Maker Group

These meetings are typically held on the 2nd Saturday at 10:00 am unless there is a conflict with another event. The meetings of the Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group will be announced on our Events and in the News Flash box on our Home Page.

Please check the Calendar for the date and location of these meetings as these are subject to last minute changes.

German Genealogy SIG

The German Genealogy SIG meets before our regular meeting on the 2nd Thursday each month.These meetings will be announced on our Events and in the News Flash box on our Home Page. You can also check our Calendar on the Home Page. Gary Moser or Elaine Powell will be leading these meetings.

These meetings will NOT be held during the summer months of June, July or August. Check our Calendar for locations, times and dates. 

Board Meetings

Meetings of the CFGS Board of Directors are held at 6:30 PM on the Tuesday that immediately follows our monthly (2nd Thursday) evening membership meeting (September through May). In June, July and August Board meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday. There is no Board meeting in December. Board meetings may be waived by the Society President. All members and guests are invited to attend. The meeting location is at the LDS Bumby Meeting House located at 4020 S. Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32806 Note that for the Board meeting please us the door on the North side of the building. Location Map

Other Meetings and Events

Any additional or special meetings will be included in the Calendar including some events for neighboring societies. For other genealogy events throughout Florida, check the Florida State Genealogical Society calendar and other local genealogical societies listed under Coming Events.

 
Maps of Meetings
 

Entrance and Parking for LDS Bumby Meeting House

Meeting entrance and parking for LDS Bumby Meeting House

 

 

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