Pinellas Genealogy Society
|Saturday, February 8,2014
Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Dr.
Largo, FL 33771
|Schedule and Topics for
the seminar will be:
for the registration form
||Principal Speaker: Jack Butler
||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
www.apgen.org/directory/ search_detail.html?mbr_id=3155 or
www.shwgenealogy.com for further 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.
||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.
||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.
||Break out speakers
||Debbie Hagner: Topic TBD
Debra Fleming: Topic TBD
Esther Meinhardt: Topic TBD
||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.
||“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.