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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
Italian Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)LeConte20 Jan 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
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.Summers20 Jan 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Death Records-Part 2--where to find records for cemeteries, findagrave.com, church, SSDI, et alBryan21 Jan 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Dropbox and Evernote for GenealogySummers21 Jan 2015 01:30 PMCharlotte County Genealogy Society, Port Charlotte, FL
Family Tree Maker 2012 Basics--Part 2 - How to make the best use of the widely-used Family Tree Maker genealogy Database programSmith26 Jan 2015 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.Summers27 Jan 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England & Wales Genealogy - Part 2 - Quirks and access to government censuses 1841-1911 plus less well known census pre-1841. Participants in the morning lecture are invited to bring their laptops for an afternoon workshop (after a lunch break) to search for personal records with individual guidance.Pearson28 Jan 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Land ownership maps for tracking your family historyLuce29 Jan 2015 10:30 AMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Swedish Genealogy Interest GroupCharest02 Feb 2015 02:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2012 Basics--Part 3; How to make the best use of the widely used Family Tree Maker database program.Smith, Bob02 Feb 2015 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.Summers03 Feb 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
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. Bryan04 Feb 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 Feb 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Family Tree Maker 2012 Basics--Part 4; How to make the best use of the widely used Family Tree Maker genealogy database programSmith09 Feb 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-2Summers10 Feb 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England & Wales Genealogy, Vital Records, Part 1: Parish Registers:...How to access the Parish Registers of Christening; Marriage; Burials from 1538 to 1837. Participants in the morning lecture are invited to bring their laptops for an afternoon workshop (after a lunch break) to search for personal records with individual guidance.Pearspn11 Feb 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
French Canadian & Acadian Discussion GroupGrandmaison13 Feb 2015 10:30 AMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Italian Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)LeConte17 Feb 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-3Summers17 Feb 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins C
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 Bryan18 Feb 2015 01:30 PMCharlotte County Genealogy Society, Port Charlotte, FL
English and Welsh Census Records...1801 -1911Pearson19 Feb 2015 12:30 PMAging Well Center, 1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL
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 Feb 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Family Tree Maker 2012 Basics--Part 5Smith23 Feb 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-4Summers24 Feb 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Courthouse Records--types available, where and how to find them and their use in genealogyHostetler25 Feb 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dellinger27 Feb 2015 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 programSummers28 Feb 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins C
More Maps in Genealogy Research - Maps can reveal much about the lives our ancestors led and the conditions under which they lived. They can also reveal hints on where to look for other important documents. There are many different types of maps available to the researcher, and this class deals with military, ward, topographical, plat, and railroad maps.Summers28 Feb 2015 02:00 PMSuncoast Genealogy Society - Palm Harbor Library
Swedish Genealogy Interest GroupCharest02 Mar 2015 02:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2012 Basics--Part 6; How to make the best use of the widely used Family Tree Maker genealogy database program.Smith02 Mar 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
GENEALOGY PHOTOS: ORGANIZING, MANAGING AND ENHANCING -- This class will demonstrate how to organize and manage your digital genealogy photos so they can be easily found and how to enhance their appearance. This includes cropping, straightening, one-touch fix, removing blemishes, adding captions and text to the photo, making a collage, and much more. All this can be done using Picasa, the powerful free program from Google.Bryan03 Mar 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Ancestry.com--Level 1…Basic search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.Bryan04 Mar 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 Mar 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Documentation--An introduction on the content of proper source citations. Using modern genealogy programs to enter citations will also be covered (PAF, Roots Magic, and Family Tree Maker will be addressed).Summers09 Mar 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Fold3, Dropbox & Evernote for GenealogySummers10 Mar 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
English & Welsh Poor Law Records (1601-1948)--Records of Poor Law Officers and Parish Paupers. Class is from 10 AM - 4 PM.Pearson11 Mar 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
French Canadian & Acadian Discussion GroupGrandmaison13 Mar 2015 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Italian Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)LeConte17 Mar 2015 01:00 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.Summers18 Mar 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dellinger20 Mar 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 Mar 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Workshop tour of Genealogy Center showing the many genealogical research resources there.Stokes21 Mar 2015 12:30 PMLargo Library - Genealogy Center, 2nd Floor
Pre-1850 Census analysis - Many researchers become frustrated with the difficulty in researching the US Census prior to 1850 because of only the heads of households being explicitly named. However, those early censuses contain more information than one might initially think. This class examines the characteristics of the pre-1850 census, the information available, and some strategies for analyzing those census years.Summers23 Mar 2015 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.Summers24 Mar 2015 10:00 AMLargo 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.Summers25 Mar 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Q & A and demos of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers28 Mar 2015 10:00 AMLargo 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.Summers31 Mar 2015 06:00 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 Apr 2015 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 May 2015 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 Jun 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
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