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"The Pinellas Genealogy Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of genealogical research, education, and preservation of Pinellas County genealogical material."
   

   

Scheduled Classes offered by PGS

All classes are open to the public and you do not need to make a reservation to attend any class. Just show up at the scheduled time. If you have a question or would like more information about a class, email Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com or call 727-595-4521.

PGS members can download class handouts for most of our classes here . We also have a list and description of all classes offered 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 catalogSummers06 Jun 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – who were the Loyalists, and how were they affected by the outcome of the war? Were they rewarded for their loyalty to the British crown, and if so, in what manner? Get the answer to these questions and more, including what records may exist and where they might be found.Summers13 Jun 2017 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.Bryan17 Jun 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Organizing Your Files--Paper and electronic--some methods and suggestions for keeping track of your genealogy documents.Summers21 Jun 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 programSummers24 Jun 2017 10:00 AMLargo 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.Manning27 Jun 2017 11:30 AMLargo Library - Jenkins A
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.Luce27 Jun 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins A
Ancestry.com--basic search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.Bryan11 Jul 2017 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 Bryan18 Jul 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers22 Jul 2017 10:00 AMLargo 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.Manning25 Jul 2017 11:30 AMLargo Library - Jenkins A
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.Luce25 Jul 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins A
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.Summers01 Aug 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Digital Cameras in genealogy--The digital camera is one of the most important tools for the genealogists. This class will discuss the important features of cameras, and demonstrate how to make the best use of the digital camera in your research.Bryan08 Aug 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest GroupDietz18 Aug 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.Bryan19 Aug 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
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.Manning22 Aug 2017 11:30 AMLargo Library - Jenkins A
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 togetherMannung22 Aug 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins A
RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers26 Aug 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 internetBryan30 Aug 2017 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 softwareHosmer02 Sep 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Courthouse Records--types available, where and how to find them and their use in genealogyHostetler05 Sep 2017 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Census timelines--this class focuses on analyzing groups of similar questions asked in different census years, thus creating a time line of your ancestors' responses; it also looks at the instructions given to census takers--if you understand the questions, you can better understand the answers. Summers06 Sep 2017 10:00 AMLargo 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. Summers12 Sep 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Introduction to Irish Genealogy & History--Part 1Padgett14 Sep 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest GroupDietz15 Sep 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.Bryan16 Sep 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
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. Summers19 Sep 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy Interest GroupPadgett21 Sep 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers23 Sep 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Female ancestors--locating and tracing the maternal line; tips and methods to finding maiden names
Bryan25 Sep 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.Manning26 Sep 2017 11:30 AMLargo Library - Jenkins A
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 togetherManning26 Sep 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins A
Maps in genealogy research (Part I) -- 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 road, city, political, insurance, and migration maps.Summers27 Sep 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Introduction to Irish Genealogy-Part 2Padgett28 Sep 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.Bryan21 Oct 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.Bryan18 Nov 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.Bryan16 Dec 2017 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.Bryan20 Jan 2018 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.Bryan17 Feb 2018 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 Mar 2018 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.Bryan14 Apr 2018 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 May 2018 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room

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

   
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