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Scheduled Classes offered by PGS

(Email Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com or call 727-595-4521 for information or to reserve a space, where needed, today.)

PGS members can download class handouts for most of our classes here .

Is your organization looking for a speaker? The PGS Speakers Bureau is the place to go. We offer presentations on a variety of topics and will tailor them to your audience.

 

DescriptionInstructorDateLocation
Swedish Genealogy Interest Group - The session will explore the many tools available and methods possible for locating and researching your ancestors who came from Sweden. Contributions of interest to the group as a whole are welcome and encouraged.Charest01 Dec 2016 02:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database softwareHosmer02 Dec 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Franco-American Discussion Group
Geographic areas include: Europe (primarily France, but not limited to France)-Eastern Canada (primarily Quebec, some Ontario, but including the Acadians of the Maritime Provinces)-USA (Central North America and New England, also Louisiana and the surrounding Southern states)
Grandmaison02 Dec 2016 10:15 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Death Records---vital records, funeral home, newspapers and other sources and how to find them.Bryan05 Dec 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
City Directories in Genealogy Research - City directories are a valuable genealogy resource. They can give information on household composition, residence and business location, and insights into the lives our ancestors led. They can also be used as a substitute for the US Federal Census, or used in conjunction with the census to locate hard-to-find ancestors. This class explores the history of this resource, the research value of the information they provide, and where to find the records.Summers06 Dec 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Heritage Quest--Getting the most from this free* websiteSummers07 Dec 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Female ancestors--locating and tracing the maternal line; tips and methods to finding maiden names
Bryan08 Dec 2016 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Familysearch.org--Getting The Most From This Huge, Free Database From The LDS ChurchBryan13 Dec 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy Interest Group--A discussion group for all those interested in finding their Irish roots. The format will be basically Q & A plus some structured sharing of techniques, resources, etc as the group determines.Focareta-Padgett15 Dec 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest GroupDietz16 Dec 2016 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan17 Dec 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins B
Italian Genealogy Interest GroupBedore19 Dec 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Ancestry.com--the next level - This class will explore approaches to difficult searches--how to find them when they're not where they should be. Bryan20 Dec 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Workshop tour of the genealogy deptSummers21 Dec 2016 12:30 PMLargo Library Genealogy Area--Second Floor
Scanned Genealogy Books Online--How and where to find them (google books, HeritageQuest, ancestry.com, et al)Summers21 Dec 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Newspapers Online in Genealogy—This class will explore the genealogy data to be found in newspapers (obituaries, weddings, human interest stories, etc.) and show where to find the online repositories and how to use them.Summers03 Jan 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Swedish Genealogy Interest Group - The session will explore the many tools available and methods possible for locating and researching your ancestors who came from Sweden. Contributions of interest to the group as a whole are welcome and encouraged.Charest05 Jan 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Franco-American Discussion Group
Geographic areas include: Europe (primarily France, but not limited to France)-Eastern Canada (primarily Quebec, some Ontario, but including the Acadians of the Maritime Provinces)-USA (Central North America and New England, also Louisiana and the surrounding Southern states)
Grandmaison06 Jan 2017 10:15 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database softwareHosmer07 Jan 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Google Earth Tours – Google Earth tours can be a fun way to share your genealogical research with relatives. This class will show you the basics of how to create, save, and share a tour that can visually illustrate the life and travels of your ancestors using the Google Earth free programFortin09 Jan 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic--Part 1 This class explores the use of this popular genealogy software program. It consists of four classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for four consecutive weeks. It’s intent is to take the student from the basics of initial entry of family information to the more detailed topics of incorporating images in your family history, citing sources, and generating various reports. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order.Summers10 Jan 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Facebook for GenealogySummers11 Jan 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-2Summers17 Jan 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Focareta-Padgett19 Jan 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz20 Jan 2017 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan21 Jan 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins B
Family Tree Maker 2014 Basics--Part 1. A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program.Hahn23 Jan 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
DNA Basics—an introduction to DNA that may be help attendees better understand the discussion in the DNA Interest Group following at 1:00 PM.Summers24 Jan 2017 11:30 AMLargo Library - Jenkins C
DNA Interest Group--Share your DNA knowledge and discuss your results with others interested in making DNA Connections. This is a group for DNA novices to learn together.Luce24 Jan 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
RootsMagic-3Summers24 Jan 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Ancestry.com--basic search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.Bryan25 Jan 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers28 Jan 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2014 Basics--Part 2 - How to make the best use of the widely-used Family Tree Maker genealogy Database programHahn30 Jan 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-4Summers31 Jan 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Swedish Genealogy Interest GroupCharest02 Feb 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Franco-American Discussion Group
Geographic areas include: Europe (primarily France, but not limited to France)-Eastern Canada (primarily Quebec, some Ontario, but including the Acadians of the Maritime Provinces)-USA (Central North America and New England, also Louisiana and the surrounding Southern states)
Grandmaison03 Feb 2017 10:15 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database softwareHosmer04 Feb 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2014 Basics--Part 3; How to make the best use of the widely used Family Tree Maker database program.Hahn06 Feb 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-5Summers07 Feb 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Eastern European Research -  for ancestors who came from Galicia/Halychyna, Bukovina, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Germans from Russia, Rusyns, Boykos. Help on how to start - with information obtained in the New World.van Heerden09 Feb 2017 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2014 Basics--Part 4; How to make the best use of the widely used Family Tree Maker genealogy database programHahn13 Feb 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Newspapers.com--this class will demonstrate how to use this valuable subscription database of scanned online newspapers now available at Largo Library for free.Summers14 Feb 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Introduction to Genealogy (Beginner) - Basics of how to get started in researching your family history. The topics discussed include: What is genealogy and why do it; What to do first; Where to look for information about your family; Record keeping and organization; Using computers and the internetBryan15 Feb 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Padgett-Focareta16 Feb 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz17 Feb 2017 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan18 Feb 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
AmericanAncestors.org: Searching the Online Databases-- American Ancestors, the website for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, provides more than 1 billion records in over 450 databases online. Although much of the collection focuses on New England, records from around the U.S. and even some from other countries are available. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the website, and will go through the basics of searching these extensive databases.Fortin21 Feb 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Living Persons--suggested methods and tips for finding living people--kinfolks you never knew.Bryan22 Feb 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England-Wales Interest GroupPearson23 Feb 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2014 Basics--Part 5Hahn27 Feb 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
DNA Interest Group - Share your DNA knowledge and discuss your results with others interested in making DNA Connections. This ia a group for DNA novices to learn together.Luce28 Feb 2017 12:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Swedish Genealogy Interest GroupCharest02 Mar 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Franco-American Discussion Group
Geographic areas include: Europe (primarily France, but not limited to France)-Eastern Canada (primarily Quebec, some Ontario, but including the Acadians of the Maritime Provinces)-USA (Central North America and New England, also Louisiana and the surrounding Southern states)
Grandmaison03 Mar 2017 10:15 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database softwareHosmer04 Mar 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2014 Basics--Part 6; How to make the best use of the widely used Family Tree Maker genealogy database program.Hahn06 Mar 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Brick Walls--You will eventually reach a point where you seemingly can’t go back further on a particular line. This class will offer some ideas and suggestions for overcoming dead ends in your family history research.Bryan07 Mar 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Google Earth Tours – Google Earth tours can be a fun way to share your genealogical research with relatives. This class will show you the basics of how to create, save, and share a tour that can visually illustrate the life and travels of your ancestors using the Google Earth free program.Fortin08 Mar 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Newspapers.com--this class will demonstrate how to use this valuable subscription database of scanned online newspapers now available at Largo Library for free.Summers08 Mar 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
FamilySearch.org--the class will demonstrate how to search the vast databases available on this rapidly-expanding site made available from the LDS (Mormon) genealogy collection Bryan09 Mar 2017 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family History Assistance Day--One-on-one assistance in finding your family tree. Especially for beginners.Various11 Mar 2017 12:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor and Reading Room
Eastern European Research -  for ancestors who came from Galicia/Halychyna, Bukovina, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Germans from Russia, Rusyns, Boykos. Help on how to start - with information obtained in the New World.van Heerden13 Mar 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
ANCESTRY FAMILY TREES – Part 1. Publishing your tree on Ancestry.com can be a great way to share your research with others, as well as to provide a backup for your work. This presentation covers how to start a family tree on Ancestry.com, and how to maintain it. That includes working with people, events, images, and sources. Summers14 Mar 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Naturalization Records - Many of our immigrant ancestors went on to become naturalized citizens of the United States. This class outlines the naturalization process, the documents produced during that process, the information they contain, and where they can be located.Summers15 Mar 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Padgett-Focareta16 Mar 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan18 Mar 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Italian Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Bedore20 Mar 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
ANCESTRY FAMILY TREES – Part 2. Publishing your tree on Ancestry.com can be a great way to share your research with others, as well as to provide a backup for your work. This presentation covers how to start a family tree on Ancestry.com, and how to maintain it. That includes working with people, events, images, and sources. Summers21 Mar 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz24 Mar 2017 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Q & A and demos of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers25 Mar 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Immigration Records and Ships Passenger Lists How to Use ThemSummers27 Mar 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
DNA Interest Group - Share your DNA knowledge and discuss your results with others interested in making DNA Connections. This ia a group for DNA novices to learn together.Luce28 Mar 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Military Records - This class explores the types of military records produced from the Revolutionary War to modern times. It shows the information contained in those various records, and where to find them in print and online.Summers30 Mar 2017 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan15 Apr 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan20 May 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan17 Jun 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
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