All dates are subject to change. Our evening meetings are held at the Latter-day Saints Meetinghouse at 45 East Par Street, Orlando, Florida 32804. Our 3rd Monday daytime meetings are held at the Seminole County Library at 215 North Oxford Road, Casselberry, Florida 32707. Our Osceola SIG meeting is held at the Osceola History Museum, 4155 West Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741. See the maps below for the locations of all of our meetings.
For an up-to-date listing of all meeting dates and locations, please see our Calendar. All meetings are free and open to the public.
General Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., September through May. There are no General Meetings during June, July, and August.
General Meetings usually feature a very short business meeting, followed by a speaker covering topics of interest to genealogy and local history researchers. This is followed by a social break. Also, at 6:30 p.m. the German Special Interest Group meets in a nearby room. That SIG meeting ends at 7:30 p.m. when the General Meeting starts.
The Daytime Meetings are held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of every month at 215 N Oxford Rd, Casselberry, FL 32707. CFGS has partnered with both the Central Branch of the Seminole County Library and with the Genealogy Interest Group of the University Club of Winter Park in order to facilitate the Casselberry library’s monthly Genealogy Club meetings. The format for these meetings will be as follows: Announcements of genealogical interest, followed by a presentation on a topic of interest to genealogists. We then have a short break which is followed by break-out sessions where individuals can get help with a variety of questions they might have on various genealogical topics.
Six Special Interest Groups:
All SIG meetings are held at the Latter-Day Saints Meetinghouse at 45 East Par Street, Orlando, Florida 32804, except for the Osceola SIG. Please park and enter at the rear of the Par Street building.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets to SIG meetings. Wifi is available.
Attendees can ask questions or share what they know at SIG meetings. Some of our SIG leaders conduct PowerPoint presentations and others have sharing sessions. We enjoy the sharing of information in a friendly and social atmosphere.
The Italian SIG meets on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Italian SIG leader is Cathy Barbano.
Family Tree Maker (FTM) SIG
Meets via Zoom on the 2nd Saturday of each month via Zoom. Whether you are considering a move to Family Tree Maker, just starting to use it, or have been using it for years, you will find value in attending our SIG meeting which is focused on Family Tree Maker genealogy software. All versions of FTM will be discussed. Brittany Jenkins leads the FTM SIG. Brittany Jenkins is the FTM SIG leader.
The DNA SIG meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. DNA presentations cover all aspects of Genetic Genealogy and provide a forum for discussion and questions. The DNA SIG follows the FTM SIG. Elaine Powell and Chuck Goehrig lead the DNA SIG.
Irish Genealogy SIG
The Irish Group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at 45 East Par St. and on Zoom. The Irish SIG is for anyone who has Irish ancestors or who has an interest in the history of Ireland. DNA, as it relates to the people of Ireland, is also discussed. This group is led by Billy Morgan.
German Genealogy SIG
The German Genealogy SIG meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. before the General Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month September through May at 45 East Par Street in Orlando and via Zoom. The German SIG is for anyone who has ancestors from Germany, Prussia, or any other place that was once Prussia or Germany, or for those who have an interest in the history of Germany. This group is led by Gregg Gronlund.
This group will meet in Osceola County on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. and will also be on Zoom. This group is for any genealogist from anywhere, and the presentations will not be about Osceola’s genealogy. Meetings will take place in the Hart Memorial Library, 211 East Dankin Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741 (See map below). The SunRail line stops at 111 East Dakin Ave, a short walk to the library. Billy Morgan will be the SIG leader.
Please check the Calendar for the date and location of these meetings, as they are subject to last-minute changes. Meetings that fall on a holiday may be moved or canceled if changing the date is not practical.
Meetings of the CFGS Board of Directors are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month via Zoom, except there is no board meeting in December. Board meetings may be waived by the Society President. All members and guests are invited to attend. Zoom links are in the calendar.
Although the Central Florida Genealogical Society currently holds meetings at an LDS church, it is in no way affiliated with the organization or mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Other Meetings and Events
Any additional or special meetings will be included in the Calendar, including some events of neighboring genealogical societies. For other genealogy events throughout Florida, check the Florida State Genealogical Society calendar and other local genealogical societies listed under Upcoming Genealogy Events.
Maps of Meeting Locations are below: