Fresh from Florida Newsletter

Fresh from FSGS: Genealogy News & Updates

Welcome to the Fresh from the FSGS monthly newsletter & blog for our family history-loving friends from Florida and beyond!

FSGS DNA Webinars

By Ashley Gonzalez | April 1, 2021
FSGS has archived webinars on DNA for members only. To view these webinars and more, click here to log in to the FSGS website and then view FSGS Archived Webinars under the Members Log In menu. Not a member? Join…

What Will You Learn in 2021?

By Ashley Gonzalez | January 18, 2021
Educational opportunities abound in 2021 for the budding genealogist to the professional! Here is a list of the largest conferences and institutes taking place in 2021 (and 2022). Check your calendar and make sure you attend at least one! Conferences…
2020 Florida Archives Month

Florida Archives Month

By Ashley Gonzalez | October 30, 2020
Learn how to research at the State Archives of Florida with their valuable collections of materials offline and online.

Quick Tips to Starting Your Latin American Genealogy Journey

By Ashley Gonzalez | September 25, 2020
For many people of Latin American descent, research is based outside of the United States. Here are some quick tips for researching your Hispanic roots. This is not a comprehensive guide to every available resource within Latin America. FamilySearch Wiki…
DIgital Cuba

Digital Cuba – Preserving Cuban Records

By Ashley Gonzalez | September 24, 2020
Founded in 2018, Digital Cuba is a collaborative project to preserve Cuban records through digitization. Check out Digital Cuba and all of the exciting things they’re working on: Podcast Youtube Facebook Blog  
Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami Inc

A History of the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, Fl., Inc.

By Martha Ibañez Zervoudakis | September 14, 2020
“Where do you live?”  An innocent enough question, but for a group of Cuban genealogists it was the genesis for the formation of the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, Florida (CGC). A common “meeting” place for Cuban genealogists, at that…
Los Floridanos

Florida’s First Families

By Crystal Solana | September 12, 2020
The nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, founded in 1565, is the hometown of Florida’s oldest families. Solana and Sanchez are the two surnames that have been documented in the state since the 1st Spanish Period. Alonso Solana arrived from San…
Genealogy Software

What Genealogy Software Should I Use?

By Ashley Gonzalez | August 26, 2020
This is a question asked often by those just starting out and those who’ve been at it a while and find limitations in their current software. The answer, as the great Judy Russell often says, “It depends.” While all genealogy…
Organize Your Genealogy

Organize Your Genealogy

By Ashley Gonzalez | July 15, 2020
It’s the lazy, hazy days of summer and with that comes time to… organize your genealogy! Here in Florida, it’s hot and while you’re inside soaking up the A/C, put some of these tips and tricks to work, organizing your…

Preservation Projects by Florida Genealogical Societies

By Ashley Gonzalez | May 25, 2020
In honor of National Preservation Month, the FSGS polled our local genealogical societies to see what efforts are being made to preserve Florida records on the community level. The response was outstanding, and we thank all those societies that responded…