The Barefoot Genealogist: 11 Day Family History Roadshow in Florida!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on February 10, 2014 in Events

The Barefoot Genealogist is coming to Florida for an eleven day tour of libraries and genealogical societies and she wants to meet you!  While in Florida, Crista Cowan will be presenting several classes on, Family Tree Maker, AncestryDNA, and more.  Check out her schedule below.  We hope you can join her at one or more of these events.


Friday, Feb 28th - 10:00 am – 1:00 pmBarefoot Genealogist PLAIN

Five Things to Try at

By invitation of South Bay and Brandon Area Genealogy Societies at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL


Friday, Feb 28th  - 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Five Things to Try at and Sharing Your Family Story

Hosted by the Marion County Genealogical Society at Main Library, 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL


Saturday, Mar 1st – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Genealogy 101 and Five Things to Try at

Hosted by PastFinders of South Lake County at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL


Saturday, Mar 1st – 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Getting the Most Out of and Sharing Your Family Story

Hosted by the Leesburg Library at 100 E Main Street, Leesburg, FL


Sunday, Mar 2nd – 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Getting the Most Out of (3 hour program given one in the morning and repeated in the afternoon), Family Tree Maker 2014 Intermediate Users Class (evening class only)

Hosted by The Villages Genealogical Society at 1526 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL  (Event by ticket only, visit website for registration information – This event is now sold out!)


Monday, Mar 3rd – 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Getting the Most Out of (with a focus on research and AncestryDNA)

By invitation of the Florida Genealogical Society, Hosted by the John F Germany Library at 900 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL


Monday, Mar 3rd – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Getting the Most Out of

Hosted by the Pinellas Genealogy Society at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Dr, Largo, FL


Tuesday, Mar 4th – 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Five Things to Try at

Hosted by the Genealogical Society of Collier County at Naples Library, 650 Central Ave, Naples, FL


Tuesday, Mar 4th – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Five Things to Try at

Hosted by the Charlotte County Genealogical Society at Port Charlotte Beach Park, 4500 Harbor Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL


Wednesday, Mar 5th – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sharing Family History with the Genealogically Challenged and Let the Records Tell the Story

Hosted by the North Tampa Library, 8916 North Blvd, Tampa, FL


Thursday, Mar 6th – 12:30 pm  - 4:00 pm

Five Things to Try at

Hosted by the Treasure Coast Genealogical Society at the Morningside Branch Library, 2410 SE Morningside Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL


Friday, Mar 7th – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Five Things to Try at

Hosted by the Suncoast Genealogy Society at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave, Palm Harbor, FL


Saturday, Mar 8th – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Getting the Most Out of

Hosted by the Genealogical Society of Sarasota at Shelby Public Library, 1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL


Sunday, Mar 9th – 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Search Tips and Tricks on,  Getting the Most Out of Family Tree Maker, and AncestryDNA

Hosted by the Genealogical Society of Greater Miami at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1129 SW 57th Avenue (Red Road), Miami, FL


Monday, Mar 10th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Genealogy 101, Five Things to Try at, and Sharing Your Family Story

Hosted by the Brevard Genealogy Society at the Central Brevard Library and Reference Center, 308 Forrest Ave, Cocoa, FL  (Seating is limited so visit their website to pre-register.)


1 Patrice GreenFebruary 10, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Correction: The Brevard seminar will be held at the Central Brevard Library & Reference Center, 308 Forrrst Avenue, Cocoa, FL

2 AdrienneFebruary 11, 2014 at 7:55 am

This is so awesome! Both the Ruskin and Sarasota locations are tight up my alley and I do hope I’ll be able to attend one of them. I’m expecting my 2nd child right around those dates, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the earlier date. :)

3 Crista CowanFebruary 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Patrice – Thank you for that correction. I’ve edited the original post to reflect that information.

4 Janet BrooksFebruary 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

So excited. I’ll be at my Marco Island home and can get to Naples meeting. I’ve been hoping to see Ancestry and Crista in Chicago. Now I know she needs warmer weather! RootsTech was great but this will be fun too!

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