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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
Library of Congress Website--what genealogy help it provides, veteran’s information, historic newspapers, digital collections, photographs, and use of the catalogSummers28 Jan 2016 10:30 AMLargo 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 Heerden01 Feb 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-2Summers02 Feb 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Ancestry.com--search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.Bryan03 Feb 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)
Grandmaison05 Feb 2016 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 softwareHosmer06 Feb 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Swedish Genealogy Interest GroupCharest08 Feb 2016 02:00 PMLargo 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.Smith, Bob08 Feb 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-3Summers09 Feb 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
English and Welsh Census Records--Understanding and organizing the three main sourcesPearson10 Feb 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Commons11 Feb 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Italian Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Bedore16 Feb 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-4Summers16 Feb 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England-Wales Interest GroupPearson17 Feb 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz19 Feb 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.Bryan20 Feb 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Family Tree Maker 2014 Basics--Part 4; How to make the best use of the widely used Family Tree Maker genealogy database programSmith22 Feb 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-5Summers23 Feb 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Facebook for GenealogySummers24 Feb 2016 10:00 AMSuncoast Genealogy Society, Palm Harbor Library
History-Geo How to use this land record site to trace your familyLuce25 Feb 2016 01:00 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 programFortin26 Feb 2016 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 programSummers27 Feb 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2014 Basics--Part 5Smith29 Feb 2016 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. Summers01 Mar 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England & Wales Genealogy--How to access the parish records of birth / christening / marriage / burials from 1837 to the present.Pearson02 Mar 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Library Catalog Searching for Genealogists – Libraries are a great place for finding genealogy resources. This class will show you how to find libraries and archives that can help you in your search, how to get the most from catalog searches, and discover other helpful resources available through online catalogs. Fortin03 Mar 2016 10:30 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)
Grandmaison04 Mar 2016 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 softwareHosmer05 Mar 2016 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.Smith07 Mar 2016 06:00 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. Summers08 Mar 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Commons10 Mar 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Swedish Genealogy Interest GroupCharest14 Mar 2016 02:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Italian Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Bedore15 Mar 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England/Wales Genealogy Interest GroupPearson16 Mar 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz18 Mar 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.Bryan19 Mar 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Workshop tour of Genealogy Center showing the many genealogical research resources there.Summers19 Mar 2016 12:30 PMLargo Library - Genealogy Center, 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.Summers21 Mar 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Death Records---vital records, funeral home, newspapers and other sources and how to find them.Bryan23 Mar 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Q & A and demos of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers26 Mar 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Writing Brief Narrative Sketches – Sharing Interesting Ancestors with Family--Do you want to share your family history research and enthusiasm with your relatives, but find that their eyes tend to glaze over when you pull out your pedigree charts and family group sheets? Try presenting the information to them in bite-size chunks, one interesting ancestor at a time, using brief, 1-3 page narratives with visual impact. Fortin29 Mar 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Research Trip Planning--This session will lay out some steps to take to ensure that your trip to your ancestral home area is as successful as possible. Bryan30 Mar 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)
Grandmaison01 Apr 2016 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 internetBryan04 Apr 2016 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 Heerden05 Apr 2016 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 Bryan07 Apr 2016 10:00 AMLocal History Room, 2nd Floor, Largo Library
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.
Varoius09 Apr 2016 12:00 PMLargo Library Genealogy Center and Reading Room
FOLD3—Fold3 is an online database focused on digitized military records. It is a fee site that is free if accessed at or through the Largo Library. This presentation explains how to get the most out of using it.Summers09 Apr 2016 01:00 PMImperial Polk Gen Soc., 3140 Troy Ave Lakeland, FL 33803
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz15 Apr 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.Bryan16 Apr 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Workshop tour of the Largo Library Genealogy DepartmentSummers16 Apr 2016 12:30 PMLargo Library Genealogy Center, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy--This introductory course includes some Irish history, helpful websites on Irish genealogical research and basic instruction on using the GRO (General Registry Office) and the Catholic Parish Registers. Commons21 Apr 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Q & A and demos of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers23 Apr 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Ancestry.com--This site is the largest, most comprehensive collection of genealogy data on the internet. This class will focus on search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.Bryan26 Apr 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Fold3--how to use this collection of over 60 million pages of historical documents--available free at Largo Library.Summers27 Apr 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Female ancestors--techniques and tips for tracing the maternal side of your family tree.Bryan02 May 2016 06:00 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 softwareHosmer07 May 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
DNA Testing for genealogy—What you can and cannot do with DNA testing relating to your family history—an introduction.Summers09 May 2016 10:00 AMLargo 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.
Summers10 May 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
National Archives–Ordering Data
This is an in-depth explanation of how to order several different records from the National Archives. The records include military (both historic and modern), naturalization, census, land, and microfilm. Both online and postal mail ordering procedures will be covered.
Summers17 May 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
King Philip’s War, 1675-1676: Causes & Consequences – Although largely forgotten, King Philip’s War was a widespread conflict that had a significant and long-lasting impact on New England colonists and Native Americans. The class will look at causes leading up to this brutal war, analyze the course of the war, discuss the records produced, and outline the consequences that helped shape the future of the United States.Fortin18 May 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy--This class can introduce the novice researcher to published resources on German genealogy and helpful websites for German family history research. Geographical and historical reasons for German immigration to the U.S. will be discussed also. C0mmons19 May 2016 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.Bryan21 May 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
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.Summers23 May 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
War of 1812--This class seeks to provide an understanding of the historical significance of the War of 1812: it looks at the causes of the war, how it was fought, and its consequences. It then explores the genealogically relevant records generated in relation to the war: what they are, and where to find them.Summers25 May 2016 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 May 2016 10:00 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 Jun 2016 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.Bryan16 Jul 2016 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 Aug 2016 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 Sep 2016 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.Bryan15 Oct 2016 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.Bryan19 Nov 2016 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 Dec 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins B
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

Class handouts are available to our members for many of these classes here.

   
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