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Pinellas Genealogy Society
2014 Seminar

Saturday, February 8,2014

Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Dr.
Largo, FL 33771
Schedule and Topics for the seminar will be: Click here  for the registration form Principal Speaker: Jack Butler
8:00 AM Registration; continental breakfast Jack Butler is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author. Active in serious genealogical research for more than 20 years, Jack is also active in the genealogy community. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and former President of the Florida Chapter of the APG. He is also a member and former President of the Florida State Genealogical Society. In addition to FSGS, Jack is a member of the NEHGS, and the National Genealogical Society, as well as the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.

Jack has completed the NGS’s American Genealogy course, the Advanced Methodology Course at Samford University’s Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, and the National Institute of Genealogy Research at the National Archives course. Please see search_detail.html?mbr_id=3155 or   for further information.

Additional Information
  • The Largo Public Library cosponsors the Pinellas Genealogy Society annual seminar.
  • The annual book sale will be in the rear of the conference room.
  • The tables will be open before the seminar and during break periods.
  • A representative of the society and membership information will be available at a table in the lobby.
  • Lunch will be provided as part of your advance registration.
  • Parking and driving instructions are on the reverse side of this brochure.
  • Great door prizes and raffles will be offered throughout the day.
  • If you are in need of a place to stay overnight during the seminar, the Hampton Inn offers a discount.  For details, see page or our special events page.
8:30 AM Opening
9:00 AM Before They Were States…Finding and Using Territorial Records: Territorial records are those records generated by the organization and settling of the 32 territories held by the U. S. prior to their eventually achieving statehood.
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Land Records – an Under Utilized Resource: Land records existed in America for more than 160 years before the first Census. Land records are second only to the Census in the volume of records available and in the potential genealogical information they provide. The variety and richness of family information provided by this resource will likely astound you.
11:30 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Break out speakers Debbie Hagner: Topic TBD
Debra Fleming: Topic TBD
Esther Meinhardt: Topic TBD
1:30 PM Break
1:45 PM Wills and Estates: Wills, administrations, inventories, inheritance, settlements and trusts – the types of records generated by the probate process are a wonderful source of genealogical information.
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM “And Now…The Rest of the Story” – turning ancestors into relatives: Discusses finding and using timelines, journals, diaries, newspapers, local histories and other non-typical records that take give  us a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors.
4:00 PM Closing

Location – The seminar will be held in the Jenkins Conference Room of the Largo Public Library, located at 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, 33771. Free parking is available in the front lot of the library.

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Driving Directions:
From the north: Travel south on US Hwy 19 to SR 686 (East Bay Dr.) Make a right on East Bay and follow to Largo. Turn left on Central Park Drive. The Library is on the left side of the road.
From the south: Travel north on I-275 to Exit #30 (Clearwater/Largo SR 686, Roosevelt Blvd. West). At the fork in the exit ramp bear left which leads to Roosevelt Blvd. Follow on Roosevelt. At the fork in the road bear left and follow the overpass that merges with Ulmerton Road (SR688) Follow Ulmerton past the 2nd traffic light and veer right to SR 686(Roosevelt Blvd). Follow Roosevelt Blvd / East Bay Drive.
Click here  for the registration form

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