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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
Fold3--Using this subscription database of military records and more. Free access from your home computer with your Pinellas County library card.Summers21 May 2015 12:30 PMAging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL
RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers23 May 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Tracing Living Persons--suggested methods and tips for finding living people--kinfolks you never knew.Bryan26 May 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Library of Congress Website--what genealogy help it provides, veteran’s information, historic newspapers, digital collections, photographs, and use of the catalogSummers27 May 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Census tracking--Probably the fundamental way of using the US Federal Census is to track ancestors from one census year to the next. In that process we seek to uncover relationships and lost or heretofore unknown ancestors. This class shows a strategy on how to do that, using an actual family as an example. In addition it also shows how to uncover hints on using resources outside of the census itself.Summers01 Jun 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 Bryan08 Jun 2015 10:00 AMLocal History Room, 2nd Floor, Largo Library
Land Ownership Maps--How to use these maps to trace your familyLuce15 Jun 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Brick Wall Solutions--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.Bryan15 Jun 2015 07:00 PMTarpon Springs Public Library
Heritage Quest--This database is free through the Largo Library from your home. It has recently undergone some significant changes and improvements. This class will demonstrate the new features and show how to use this database in your research.Summers17 Jun 2015 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.Bryan20 Jun 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Ancestry.com--search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.Bryan23 Jun 2015 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 Jun 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Facebook--How to use this very popular social networking site for genealogySummers29 Jun 2015 06:00 PMLargo 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 internetBryan08 Jul 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Who Do You Think You Are?Bryan09 Jul 2015 01:00 PMSuncoast New Neighbors
Military Records--how to find and use themSummers11 Jul 2015 01:00 PMImperial Polk Genealogy Society, 3140 Troy Ave, Lakeland, FL
Genealogical Proof--This class explains how to evaluate the evidence we collect as we build our family trees. Some sources are more reliable, some records bring us closer to the actual event, and some information is more “on point.” How do we rank all of this as we try to assemble genealogical “truth”? The class uses the “Genealogical Proof Standard” as the guide.Summers13 Jul 2015 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 Jul 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
MS Word in Genealogy - This presentation focuses on generating indexes and tables of contents for documents you author using MSWord. The generation footnotes and endnotes is also demonstrated.Summers20 Jul 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 programSummers25 Jul 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Windows Explorer--How to use this tool in your genealogy research.Summers27 Jul 2015 10:00 AMLargo 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.Bryan29 Jul 2015 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.Bryan15 Aug 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.Bryan21 Nov 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.Bryan19 Dec 2015 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.Bryan16 Jan 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.Bryan20 Feb 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 Mar 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 Apr 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.Bryan21 May 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room

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

   
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