- The Central Florida Genealogical Society,
Inc. (originally known as the Central Florida Genealogical & Historical Society)
was formed in 1969 with thirty-two Charter members. Located in Orlando, Orange
County, it serves genealogists from all of Central Florida, with a current
membership of about 250. Individual, Family, and Lifetime memberships are
CFGS hosts over twenty-one meetings per year:
Nine monthly, evening, General
Meetings (September through May)
Six bi-monthly Daytime Meetings
(January, March, May, etc.)
Six bi-monthly Computer Interest Group
meetings (February, April, June, etc.)
An annual workshop or seminar.
- Meetings generally feature a speaker covering
topics of interest to genealogy and local history researchers. In 2007 we added
a new series of mini-classes, prior to our General meetings, for beginning
genealogists. In addition to these events, CFGS holds occasional social
activities which provide a special time for friendship and fellowship. Several
committees, including Education, Hospitality, Membership, Publications, Special
Events, and others, provide many volunteer opportunities for member involvement.
Our quarterly publication, Buried Treasures, began in 1975. All members
are encouraged to contribute materials for publication such as family histories,
bible records, wills, cemetery records, tombstone inscriptions and queries.
Active members also receive a monthly newsletter, Treasure Chest News,
which has been published since 1980. The newsletter includes items of
genealogical interest to the members as well as the monthly activities of the
Society. The Society has also published 17 books of local history and records,
including cemetery, marriage, births, city directories and more.
The Society has maintained an Internet website since 1996 (www.cfgs.org) which
provides information on society meetings and speakers, publications, local
activities and links to a wealth of other genealogical information. Online
purchase of publications, payment of dues, and registration for events is
conducted using the PayPal system. Distant viewers of the website can submit
queries or other correspondence directly through online forms and email.
- Please note:
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.