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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
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz17 Nov 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 Nov 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
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.Summers20 Nov 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 programSummers25 Nov 2017 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.Manning28 Nov 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.Manning28 Nov 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins A
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 Dec 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 softwareHosmer - Bryan02 Dec 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Ancestry.com--basic search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.Bryan05 Dec 2017 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.Summers06 Dec 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
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).Summers07 Dec 2017 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Introduction to Irish Genealogy & History - Part 2Padgett08 Dec 2017 01:00 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. Summers12 Dec 2017 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.Padgett14 Dec 2017 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest GroupDietz15 Dec 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 Dec 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins B
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 Dec 2017 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 programSummers23 Dec 2017 10:00 AMLargo 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.Bryan03 Jan 2018 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 Jan 2018 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 softwareHosmer - Bryan06 Jan 2018 10:00 AMLargo 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.Summers08 Jan 2018 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2017 Basics--Part 1. A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program.Hahn09 Jan 2018 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 Bryan10 Jan 2018 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.Summers11 Jan 2018 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2017 Basics--Part 2 - How to make the best use of the widely-used Family Tree Maker genealogy Database programHahn16 Jan 2018 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Padgett18 Jan 2018 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz19 Jan 2018 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 Jan 2018 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins B
Workshop tour of Genealogy Center showing the many genealogical research resources there.Summers20 Jan 2018 12:30 PMLargo Library - Genealogy Center, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-2Summers22 Jan 2018 06:00 PMLargo 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.Manning23 Jan 2018 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.Manning23 Jan 2018 01:00 PMLargo Library - Jenkins A
Family Tree Maker 2017 Basics--Part 3; How to make the best use of the widely used Family Tree Maker database program.Hahn23 Jan 2018 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Immigration Records and Ships Passenger Lists - This class recounts the history of immigration and passenger lists from the 1700's to the 1900's. It shows what information the documents provide and where those documents can be found.Summers24 Jan 2018 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 programSummers27 Jan 2018 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic-3Summers29 Jan 2018 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker 2017 Basics--Part 4; How to make the best use of the widely used Family Tree Maker genealogy database programHahn30 Jan 2018 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 programFortin31 Jan 2018 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 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
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 Jun 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.Bryan18 Aug 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.Bryan15 Sep 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.Bryan20 Oct 2018 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room

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

   
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