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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
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
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.Summers03 Aug 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.Bryan15 Aug 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Immigration Records and Ships Passenger Lists-How to use themSummers17 Aug 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy--Introduction--Part 1--What is the difference between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland? Is Limerick where limericks were first written? Do Irish names begin with “Mc” or “Mac? This fun class gives you some starting points on how-to search the internet for Irish genealogical research. You will discover surname meanings, helpful surname sites, geographical sites, Irish place-names sites, online Irish family trees, and Irish Genealogy Societies. Commons18 Aug 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest GroupDietz21 Aug 2015 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers22 Aug 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 Bryan24 Aug 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
US CENSUS --NON-POPULATION SCHEDULES— Most of us are familiar with the population schedules of the US Census. But there is a wealth of information about our families in other schedules that were created in certain census years. This class identifies what those other schedules are (Agricultural, Mortality, DDD, etc.), what information can be found in them, and where they can be located today.Summers26 Aug 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
GENEALOGY SOFTWARE UTILITIES-Part II -- Demonstration of several utility programs useful for genealogy such as: Dropbox, Skype, Google Voice, Google Earth, Evernote, Mozy/Carbonite online backup, Online software (Googledocs), automatic backup software, GEDCOM utilities and more.Summers01 Sep 2015 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Scanned Genealogy Books Online--How and where to find them (google books, heritage quest, ancestry.com, et al)Summers02 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy-Gathering Facts--Part 2--This course is an overview of the historical, geographical and political changes that affected Germany’s boundaries and caused population movements to other lands such as Ireland, England and America. An important timeline of German events will be discussed with a deeper understanding of the Thirty Years War and the upheaval of the Palatinate area causing emigration beginning in the 1700s. Novel groups such as these Palatines along with the Hessians, Pennsylvania Dutch and several religious groups including the Anabaptists will be discussed.Commons03 Sep 2015 01:00 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 softwareHosmer05 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins C
Female ancestors--techniques and tips for tracing the maternal side of your family tree.Bryan09 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Italian Genealogy Interest GroupLeConte15 Sep 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
England-Wales Interest GroupPearson16 Sep 2015 01:00 PMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest GroupDietz18 Sep 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.Bryan19 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Brick Wall SolutionsBryan20 Sep 2015 01:30 PMJewish Genealogy Society, 14041 Icot Blvd
Ancestry.com--search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.Bryan21 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Internet Site exploration - a fun-filled look at some lesser known genealogy websites. Bring your favorites!Summers23 Sep 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 programSummers26 Sep 2015 10:00 AMLargo 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.Summers29 Sep 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.Bryan17 Oct 2015 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
England-Wales Census 1801-1911Pearson28 Oct 2015 11:00 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.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
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

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

   
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