THE CITRUS TREE
Website of The Citrus County Genealogical Society
We encourage anyone in the Citrus County, Florida area to come and join us.
The meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month (except February and December) at 10:oo am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints in Lecanto. Guests are always welcome. We sponsor great speakers and helpful education on many Genealogy subjects. Our programs are great for either beginners or experienced genealogists. Our yearly Seminar is held in February and there is no meeting in December. View information on upcoming programs and speakers, below.--- View directions to our meeting location. Look into becoming a member.
July 9 - "Grandpa & the Ferrocarillo: My Brockway Ancestors in the Mexican Revolution"
Presented by Wesley Brockway, a member of our genealogical society. His talk will illustrate some of the problem solving techniques that genealogists use. Over the last 13 years, I have attempted to learn the truth about the role my grandfather and great-grandfather as railroad men in Mexico during the Revolution that began in 1910. Along the way, I have studied the history of Mexico in the late 19th Century, of railroads in Mexico, of the role that revolutionaries like Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata played in the Mexican revolution, and I have learned to use the many tools of genealogy research. The presentation will trace the migration of my ancestors from New England to Mexico, Cuba, and Tampa, FL., and describe the many resources it has taken to begin to understand some truths in the Brockway family myths that I grew up suspecting.
August 13 - Sharing Our Ancestral Heritage"
This will be a "show and tell" program. Members are asked to bring an item to share. The item could be something that belonged to an ancestor, a document, photo or story about an ancestor. Please plan on bringing something to share to make this an interesting meeting.
September 10 - "Autosomal DNA Testing: The 'New Kid' on the Block"
The speaker will be Jackie Reiss, a member of our genealogy society. She will give a brief history of DNA testing, and discuss what more can be learned from the autosomal test as compared to the y-DNA and mt-DNA tests. She will evaluate and compare autosomal test results test results from three major companies.
Lastly, she will talk about the value these tests results provide to the genealogist.