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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
GENEALOGY SOFTWARE UTILITIES-Part II -- Demonstration of several utility programs useful for genealogy such as: Dropbox, Skype, Google Voice, Google Earth, Evernote, Mozy/Carbonite online backup, Online software (Googledocs), automatic backup software, GEDCOM utilities and more.Summers01 Sep 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Scanned Genealogy Books Online--How and where to find them (google books, heritage quest, ancestry.com, et al)Summers02 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy-Gathering Facts--Part 2--This course is an overview of the historical, geographical and political changes that affected Germany’s boundaries and caused population movements to other lands such as Ireland, England and America. An important timeline of German events will be discussed with a deeper understanding of the Thirty Years War and the upheaval of the Palatinate area causing emigration beginning in the 1700s. Novel groups such as these Palatines along with the Hessians, Pennsylvania Dutch and several religious groups including the Anabaptists will be discussed.Commons03 Sep 2015 01:00 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 softwareHosmer05 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Female ancestors--techniques and tips for tracing the maternal side of your family tree.Bryan09 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy Interest Group--The initial meeting of 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.TBD10 Sep 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Italian Genealogy Interest GroupLeConte15 Sep 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England-Wales Interest GroupPearson16 Sep 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest GroupDietz18 Sep 2015 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.Bryan19 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Brick Wall SolutionsBryan20 Sep 2015 01:30 PMJewish Genealogy Society, 14041 Icot Blvd
Ancestry.com--search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.Bryan21 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Internet Site exploration - a fun-filled look at some lesser known genealogy websites. Bring your favorites!Summers23 Sep 2015 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 programSummers26 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Facebook for GenealogySummers26 Sep 2015 02:00 PMSuncoast Genealogy Society, Palm Harbor Library
Property Research Basics--This is a general treatment of property research in the United States. It will explore ownership documents from land grants to land patents to deeds; it will explain the difference in land descriptions in state land states and public land states; it will examine the historical context of military bounty land, the Homestead Act, and the cash purchase of public land. We will also survey where to find the records generated during the ownership and transfer of property.Summers29 Sep 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Gathering Facts for German Genealogy-part 3
The class is comprised of samples of German documents using the alphabets of Latin, Old German (Kurrent, Fraktur or Schwabacher) script or French.
Commons01 Oct 2015 01:00 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 softwareHosmer03 Oct 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins C
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 Oct 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Bounty Lands in Genealogy Research - Bounty Lands were used from before the Revolutionary War up until 1858 to reward military service and stimulate enlistment. Those records can confirm military service and even locate ancestors during and after hostilities. This class gives the history of the subject, what records are available, and where to find them.Summers07 Oct 2015 10:00 AMLargo 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.TBD08 Oct 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Courthouse Records--types available, where and how to find them and their use in genealogyHostetler13 Oct 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz16 Oct 2015 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 Oct 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
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 internetBryan19 Oct 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Italian Genealogy Interest GroupBedore20 Oct 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England/Wales Genealogy Interest GroupPearson21 Oct 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Introduction to Irish Genealogy-Part 2
The aim of this class is to help the novice learn how to trace down his Irish ancestors using the GRO (General Register Office).
Commons22 Oct 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Ancestry.com searching--the next level
This class will explore approaches to difficult searches--how to find them when they're not where they should be.
Bryan27 Oct 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England-Wales Census 1801-1911Pearson28 Oct 2015 11:00 AMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Getting Started in Genealogy WorkshopPearson29 Oct 2015 02:30 PMAging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL
Family History Assistance Day
Bring what information you have about your family and receive free, one-on-one research assistance from a PGS consultant. Beginners are especially welcome. No appointment is necessary--first come, first served. Tours of the Genealogy Center and classes will also be offered. Till 4 PM.
Various31 Oct 2015 12:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins A & B
HistoryGeo
Now available free in Largo Library. This class will demonstrate how to use this resource to trace your family history through land ownership maps.
Luce02 Nov 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): History and Research
The CCC was a major governmental program of the New Deal that sought to employ millions of destitute young men of the Depression Era. Although the term “CCC” is usually recognized, few specifics are generally known about the program. This presentation recounts the history and accomplishments of the CCC, as well as characteristics of the corps members and camp life. It will also explore where records can be found and how to order them if needed.
Summers03 Nov 2015 10:00 AMLargo 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 Bryan04 Nov 2015 10:00 AMLocal History Room, 2nd Floor, Largo Library
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 Nov 2015 10:00 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 Nov 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Swedish Genealogy Interest GroupCharest09 Nov 2015 02:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Facebook--How to use this very popular social networking site for genealogySummers10 Nov 2015 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.TBD12 Nov 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Scanned Genealogy Books Online--How and where to find them (google books, HeritageQuest, ancestry.com, et al)Summers16 Nov 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Italian Genealogy Interest GroupBedore17 Nov 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England/Wales Genealogy Interest GroupPearson18 Nov 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Intro to Irish Genealogy Part 3
This is an in-depth class about the church systems in Ireland, their church records and guided practice searching Roman Catholic Parish Registers from Antrim to Wicklow.
Commons19 Nov 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz20 Nov 2015 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 Nov 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Workshop tour of the Genealogy Center showing the many genealogical research resources there.Summers21 Nov 2015 12:30 PMLargo Library Genealogy Center, 2nd Floor
English and Welsh Parish Records, Part 1,  1538-1837Pearson23 Nov 2015 11:00 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 Nov 2015 10:00 AMLargo 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.TBD10 Dec 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
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Class handouts are available to our members for many of these classes here.

   
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